In serious bug country, DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide) is a truly effective counter-measure.
- Water-based lotion isn't greasy or oily and prevents stains on clothing.
- 30% DEET formula delivers up to 6 hours of protection per application.
- Unscented formula.
The active ingredient in many bug repellents. It is not recommended for use on young children.
Plant-based repellents such as citronella do not contain chemical deterents such as DEET and may be more suitable for children.