The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows companies to apply for permission to include a new repellency awareness graphic on the labels of insect repellents that are applied to the skin (Figure 2-01). The graphic helps consumers easily identify the time a repellent is effective against mosquitoes and ticks.
10. Clip-on Bug Repellent Fan. The main part of this electronic bug repellent is a fan circulating insecticide (metofluthrin) that keeps flying insects away. Scientists have repeatedly tested metofluthrin and found out that the stuff really affects flying insects and is capable of repelling the majority of these pests approaching the person.
EWG's 2018 Guide to Bug Repellents The alarm over the Zika epidemic has diminished since last summer, but the risk of contracting bug-borne diseases remains high. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tick- and insect-transmitted diseases, which can have serious health impacts and may even lead to
According to the National Center for Healthy Housing, "Bug bombs" are not effective against bed bugs. The pesticide droplets generated by foggers typically do not penetrate the hiding spaces used by insects. What scientists unanimously agree on is that homemade bed bug sprays are a far greater threat than commercial ones. Do not use them! Any mixture containing detergents as well as alcohol are dangerous.
Mosquitoes are the one pest all repellents are designed for, and many repellents are effective against ticks as well. Black flies and no-see-ums (aka midges, sandflies and biting gnats) aren't a big disease risk, but are pests nonetheless. Repellents offer varying levels of protection against flies (many offer none at all).
For a superior level of bug bite protection, look to Sawyer's Premium Insect Repellent with 20% Picaridin. This formula is available in a lotion or spray application, and provides provide eight hours of protection against biting flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies and 12 hours of protection against mosquitoes and ticks (opt for the lotion