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Choosing a Repellent

When choosing an insect repellent, look for an EPA-registered active ingredient listed on the front of the repellent container to be sure you are using a repellent that is safe and effective at preventing insect bites.  Also, look for information on the label about the kinds of insects the product is designed to protect you from. Not all products work against both mosquitoes and ticks.
Learn how to choose the right repellent to keep mosquitoes and ticks away. Click on the links below to get more information about how to prevent mosquito and tick bites:​​
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