Which repellent works best?
The most effective repellents contain DEET, which is an ingredient used to repel pests. It has been tested against a number of biting insects and has been proven to be very effective. The more DEET in the repellent, the longer time it can protect you from these insects. A higher percentage of DEET in the repellent does not mean it works better, only that it will last longer. A concentration greater than 50% does not increase the length of protection.

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1. Why should I use insect repellent?
2. How does insect repellent work?
3. Which repellent works best?
4. Are non-DEET repellents effective?
5. When should I use insect repellent?
6. How often should repellent be re-applied?
7. Should I wear repellent while indoors?
8. Is DEET safe for me and my family?
9. What are some considerations to follow when using products containing DEET?
10. How should products containing DEET by used on children?
11. Are there risks to using repellents containing DEET?
12. Is DEET safe for pregnant or nursing women?
13. Where can I get more information about repellents?