Insect Repellents and Pesticides

Personal Protection

There are many different products on the market, with different ingredients, concentrations and effectiveness. They may contain DEET, permethrin or botanical oils. If you decide to use one, be sure to follow label directions and apply repellent carefully.

Community-Based Protection

Local officials may make the decision to spray a pesticide to kill mosquitoes in outdoor residential or recreational areas. These fact sheets provide information about pesticides that have been used for this purpose.