Insect repellents are substances that, when used as directed, can reduce tick, mosquito, and other insect bites. Preventing bites will help you avoid disease-causing pathogens carried by these animals. This brief guide from the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD) provides information on how repellents work, when you should use them, addresses common misconceptions, and provides resources and information on currently available insect repellent ingredients.
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