Are non-DEET repellents effective?

Yes. Insect repellents containing picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and have been shown to be effective against biting insects.

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