How to Choose a Deet-Based Insect Repellent How to Choose a Deet-Based Insect Repellent
Your cultivation cannot thrive without a sufficient dose of an insect repellent. Deet-based insect repellents are easy to apply and more effective than the natural ones. Moreover, natural repellents have to be applied more often than the deet-based repellents.
Deet or N, N- diemethyl-meta-toluamide is a very effective insect repellent. Such repellents are extremely useful against mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and flies. They are available in the form of
gels, creams and sprays. Deet repellents were primarily tested as a pesticide by the US army on farm fields.
- Select a repellent that has 20 to 30 percent concentration of deet, depending upon your requirements.
- Use only EPA registered deet insect repellents.
- Do not apply deet based repellents excessively. Ensure that children do not come in contact with any deet repellents.
Ultrathon is one of the most renowned types of deet repellents. This particular product provides a long lasting protection against insects.
Ultrathon guards against mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, chiggers, gnats, fleas and deer flies. The appropriate concentration of deet makes it a viable choice. Scientific studies have revealed that Ultrathon is 99% effective for more than 8 hours against mosquitoes and 92% effective against ticks. It has time release protection and evaporates slowly, which makes it more effective than others.