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DEET is an insect repellent generally used on exposed skin or on clothing, to discourage biting insects.
1. DEET has a broad spectrum of activity, effective as a repellent against mosquitoes
(Culicidae - Mosquitoes (Family)), biting flies, chiggers, fleas and ticks.
2. DEET is available as aerosol products for application to human skin and clothing,
liquid products for application to human skin and clothing, skin lotions, impregnated
materials (e.g. towelettes, wristbands, tablecloths), products registered for use on
animals and products registered for use on surfaces.
DEET (chemical name, N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is the active ingredient in many insect repellent products.
1. It is used to repel biting pests such as mosquitoes and ticks, including ticks that may carry Lyme disease.
Products containing DEET currently are available to the public in a variety of liquids, lotions, sprays, and impregnated materials Formulations registered for direct application to human skin contain from 4 to 100% DEET.
2. It is used in some Veterinary field, DEET is registered for use by consumers, and it is not used on food.
DEET is designed for direct application to human skin to repel insects, rather than kill them.
3. Reducing the risk of disease:
Insect repellents containing DEET can help prevent bites from ticks, mosquitoes and other biting pests reducing the risk of diseases.