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.
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