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Which Insect Repellents are the Best?

It stands to reason that the "best" insect repellent product is one that protects you from getting bitten by mosquitoes, ticks, or other insects without any (or at least minimal) unpleasant or unnecessary side effects. What might be considered "best" by you may not be so for your neighbor. With that in mind, let's dig into some of the insect repellent specifics. 

The vast majority of consistently effective insect repellent products on the market today contain either DEET, oil of lemon-eucalyptus, or picardin as the repelling agent. While DEET continues to set the standard in mosquito protection, the other products have tested comparatively favorably. Both DEET (up to 30%) and Picardin products have been approved for use on children beginning at 2 months, but Oil of Lemon-Eucalyptus is restricted to use on children over the age of 3 years.  

All-Natural insect repellents have seen an emergence in popularity, along with insect repellent wristbands and ultra-sonic devices. Because these types of products are not not regulated quite the same way as other products, their actual effectiveness need not be (and often has not been) proven or established. A 2018 article by Consumer Reports titled 5 Types of Insect Repellents to Skip sheds some additional light on this important topic. Several independent studies have determined that many of these all-natural insect repellent products have limited comparative effectiveness.

Pest Control Everything provides access to some of the most effective and widely used insect repellent products on the market. 

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  • Sawyer Premium Maxi-DEET Insect Repellent Pump Spray, 4-Ounce
  • Sawyer Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray (Twin Pack, 12 oz.)
  • Repel 100 Insect Repellent, Pump Spray, 4-Ounce
  • Repel 94100 Sportsmen 30-Percent Deet Mosquito Repellent Wipes (2 Packs of 20 Wipes)
  • GREENERWAYS ORGANIC Mosquito Insect Repellent Travel Size, DEET-FREE (2 Pack - 2 Oz Bug Spray)
  • REPEL Sportsmen Max Insect Repellent Pump, 6-oz
  • Repel Insect Repellent Sportsmen Max Formula Lotion 40% DEET, 4-Ounce
  • Murphy's Naturals Lemon Eucalyptus Oil Insect Repellent | DEET Free Plant-Based Mosquito Repellent | 4-Ounce Pump Spray | Made in USA
  • Sawyer Products SP5762 Premium Insect Repellent with 20% Picaridin, Spray, Twin Pack, 6-Ounce
  • REPEL Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, Pump Spray, 4-Ounce
  • Natura Bona Organic Mosquito Repellent Spray (15 ml Travel Size Bottle)
  • EcoSmart Organic Mosquito Repellent Bug Spray (6 oz. Aerosol Can)