To Deet or Not to Deet

I’m often asked what bug spray people should use and how effective it is for mosquito and ticks.  Generally I suggest people use herbal bug repellents for short periods of time (20-30 minutes) and reapply them when the bugs start to bite again.  For heavy bug exposure or long term exposure I usually recommend DEET.  I was surprised to come across this report for the Environmental Working Group about the low risk of DEET Toxicity.

Enjoy the read.

Click here to read the Environment Working Groups web page EWG’S GUIDE TO BUG REPELLENTS.
Click here to download EWG’s PDF “GUIDE TO BUG REPELLENTS”

Click here to download EWG’s BUG REPELLENT TIP SHEET

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