Which Kinds of Mosquito Repellents Are Most Effective?
Mosquito repellents help reduce exposure to bites.
Of the active ingredients registered with the EPA as mosquito repellents, two have demonstrated a higher degree of effectiveness. Repellents containing these active ingredients typically provide longer-lasting protection than others:
- DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide)
- Picaridin (KBR 3023).
Oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-menthane 3,8-diol (PMD)], a plant-based repellent, is also registered with the EPA.