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West Nile & Zika Safety Tips

Which mosquito repellents work best?

The CDC recommends the use of products containing active ingredients which have been registered with the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) for use as repellents applied to skin and clothing for defense against mosquito borne viruses like Zika and West Nile.

Of the products registered with the EPA, those containing DEET, picaridin,, IR3535, and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provide longer-lasting protection.

EPA registration means that EPA does not expect the product to cause adverse effects to human health or the environment when used according to the label.

More information on how to control and prevent
West Nile Virus http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/faq/repellent.html
Zika Virus http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/index.html


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In the United States, West Nile virus has spread from coast to coast. it affects the old, the young and everybody in between. It is still a risk for a serious disease. Your best defense against mosquito borne viruses and other insect bore diseases, is simply being prepared. Keep an effective insect repellent close by, convenient, ready for use. Keep it close and help fight the bite. For more information, visit cdc.gov/westnile

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