THE BEST GNAT REPELLENT: RANGER READY
STOP BITING GNATS WITH AN EFFECTIVE AND LONG-LASTING GNAT REPELLENT
To prevent yourself from being bitten by Gnats, it is important to understand where gnats live. Most gnats prefer moist areas with organic material, such as houseplant soil or your garbage disposal. Some Gnats, like biting Midges, are attracted to swampy areas or fast-flowing streams and deep lakes. Pack Ranger Ready Scent Zero Picaridin 20% insect repellent on your trips if you expect to be near water and moist habitats.
ABOUT BITING GNATS
Biting gnats, like Black Gnats and Sand Flies, consume blood and will cause itchy welts on the skin. Unlike mosquitoes, gnats slice a small area of the skin before sucking out blood. Because of this, you may discover that a gnat bite is slightly more painful than a mosquito bite.
DO GNATS CAUSE DISEASE?
While it is unlikely that gnats will cause serious disease in humans, they can cause disease in animals. According to the Purdue University Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Diseases program, “Biting midges are extremely annoying…They have a much greater impact on non-human animals, both as biting pests and vectors of disease agents.”
SOME OF THE COMMON TYPES OF GNATS INCLUDE:
• Buffalo Gnats • Black Gnats • Eye Gnats • Sand Flies • No-See-Ums • Midges
Do Gnats Bite?
While there are many non-biting species of gnats, there are also a few that do. Biting midges, for example, are from the Ceratopogonidae family and include sand flies and black flies. They are generally tiny (about 1/25 to 1/8 inch long) and are grayish in color. Sand flies are typically gold, brown, or gray, measuring 1/8 inch long, and black flies are about 1/4 inch long. Sand flies are the least likely to leave you with gnat bites, but both midges and black flies are known to feed in swarms.
Where Do Gnats Come From?
It largely depends on the species, but in all cases, gnats will be close to two vital things: good breeding spots and plenty of food. Often, gnats lay eggs in moist places rich with organic material, like compost, decaying leaves, mulch, or soil. From there, they emerge in search of food: wildlife, your pets or livestock, or you.
Top Gnat-Infested Areas: Are You Living in These Areas?
If you’re wondering what states have gnats, they’re present all across the United States — but in some areas, they’re a lot more common than others. The infamous Georgia Gnat Line runs from Columbus through Macon to Augusta. Below this line, you will find some of the highest concentrations of gnats in the United States.
There are a few additional areas to be aware of as well. Biting gnats are most common in the southwestern deserts, the Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, Florida, Alabama, and the San Francisco Bay region. If you live in one of these areas, you’ll need protection!
WHAT FANS SAY ABOUT RANGER READY GNAT REPELLENT
"We were the only ones at a recent barbecue that weren't getting pestered by mosquitos and gnats.“
ROBIN | ESSEX JUNCTION, VT
“Gnats are leaving me alone, which is great!”
TERESA | HOMER, GA
”On Lake Superior, where there are Biting Black Flies and Gnats, Ranger Ready worked GREAT. We will use this product everywhere we go!"
PATRICK | SOMERSET, WI
Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% Insect Repellent for Gnats
Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% Insect Repellent is an effective way to repel gnats when you are outdoors. Whether you are out for a hike, hunting, or fishing, biting gnats can ruin your time outside. Gnats are distracting and their bites can be painful, which is why you want the best gnats repellent available. Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% Insect Repellent is a safe and effective gnat spray that provides up to 8 hours of protection.
Denise F | Hawke's Bay, NZ
What is Picaridin?
Picaridin is a synthetic compoundthat has been safely used for decades as a biting insect and gnat repellent,and was made to resemble the natural compound piperine, found in the group ofplants used to produce black pepper. Ranger Ready Scent Zero Picaridin 20% willprotect you for at least 8 hours, so you won’t need to keep re-applying. Thismeans you can spend more time taking in the fresh air rather than beingbothered by gnats.
WHY PICARIDIN IS THE BEST GNAT REPELLENT
Gnats are attracted to certain smells, like fruit and sweet scents, many of which are included in personal products like repellents, lotion, or laundry detergent. Unlike DEET, Ranger Ready’s Scent Zero™ Picaridin 20% Insect Repellent is odorless, meaning that gnats won’t be attracted to your skin or clothes.
Unlike DEET, Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% can be applied to your skin every day without irritation. It can also be applied to materials like plastic, spandex, rubber, and rayon without damaging your gear or leaving an oily residue.
IS PICARIDIN A SAFE GNAT REPELLENT?
Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% Insect Repellent is safe and effect to use on the whole family, including adults, children over age-1, and during pregnancy. All products containing the active ingredient Picaridin are required to be registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Picaridin is on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended ingredient list to keep gnats and other insects away.
An effective insect repellent, like Ranger Ready Picaridin 20%, can protect you and your family from many of the vector-borne diseases transmitted by insect bites, like West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Zika virus, and more.
OUR GNAT REPELLENTS ARE MADE IN THE USA
Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% Insect Repellent is designed and manufactured exclusively in the USA. Ranger Ready is dedicated to protecting you and your loved ones from being bitten by insects like gnats and mosquitos. We know that quality time in the outdoors is invaluable, which is why our priority is that you and your family are able to do so safely and comfortably.