Mosquito season!!! The most effective products were those that contained 15 to 30 percent deet, 20 percent picaridin, or 30 percent OLE by CDC standards. All "safe" in pregnancy and children above 2-3 years, some younger. ⛺️New England Journal of Medicine compared the efficacy of DEET % and found greater than 30% not worth risk. “Slow-release” formulas extend protection time to 8 hours or more. Up to 30% is safe on kids age 2 years if only applied once a day to UNCOVERED skin. 😩but Dissolves sunglasses 😎, 💅🏻 and plastics and feels oily. ⛺️When it comes to picaridin, studies indicated 20 percent SPRAY offers the same protection (four to five hours) as an equivalent DEET , but DEET is more effective in preventing tick bites. Picaridin is better against no see ums and flies.Created by Bayer in 80s, picaridin is a synthetic compound of a natural table pepper 🌶 ! Picaridin has been best selling in Europe since 1998 —but was approved for sale in the United States only in 2005. (Aka KBR 3023, Bayrepel, or icaridin.) As with DEET, the EPA has concluded that the normal use of picaridin is safe on kids BUT down to 2 MONTHS! Look for 20% spray ( lotion is not as effective per studies) DOES NOT DISSOLVE 💅🏻 OR PLASTIC 😎. Does not stain clothes . No gross smell... my personal fav👍🏻😍 ⛺️30% oil of lemon 🍋 eucalyptus is another very promising natural alternative. The synthetic version works as well as DEET and lasts up to 7-8 hours! It DOESN'T dissolve 💅🏻, and American Academy of Peds says it can be used down to age 3. BUT 😩It has a very strong smell that I personally dislike that gets on EVERYTHING 😐. ⛺️Permethrin is a synthetic version of the chrysanthemum flower. It works like an insecticide, killing insects after they land and—hopefully—before they bite. ONLY APPLY TO CLOTHING or gear, NEVER SKIN !! ❤️to pretreat clothes!! 👍🏻Lasts several washes😊. * Apply permethrin to clothing * When applying to your face, spray first on your hands, then rub in, avoiding your eyes and mouth, and using sparingly around ears.
* Don’t let young children apply. Instead, put it on your own hands, then rub it on. Limit use on children’s hands, bc hands in mouth.#aad18