DEET vs. Picaridin:
Which bug spray would you choose?

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What is picaridin?

Picaridin is a synthetic compound derived from the natural compound piperine, found in the group of plants used to produce black pepper. It was developed in the 1980s by German Scientists looking for a safer, yet equally effective alternative to DEET. Unlike DEET, Picaridin can be safely applied to the skin, and does not damage clothing or gear. 

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Is picaridin safe?

Absolutely. Picaridin is a CDC-recommended active ingredient and registered with the EPA. DEET is a neurotoxin that gets absorbed into the body when applied to the skin. DEET is also a plasticizer, capable of eating through rubber, plastic, leather, vinyl, rayon, spandex, elastic and auto paint. 

Picaridin vs DEET and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus

Nothing Comes Close

Ranger Ready with Picaridin 20% is the Safe and Effective Alternative to DEET

Ranger Ready Picaridin

DEET

Oil of lemon Eucalyptus

Effective Concentration

20%

40%

30%

Tick Protection (Hours)

12

8-10

None

Mosquito Protection (Hours)

12

8-10

6

Absorption Rate

6%

18%

No Data

Skin Feel

CLEAN

Sticky

Oily

Neurotoxin

No

Yes

No

Plasticizer

No

Yes

No

Banned in Canada

No

Yes

No

Epa Registered

Yes

Yes

Yes

The CDC recommends EPA-registered insect repellent with Picaridin 20%. Safe for adults, children (over 1 year), and during pregnancy.

insect repellent with 12 hour tick protection

IS PICARIDIN EFFECTIVE?

Nothing comes close. Ranger Ready with Picaridin 20% repels mosquitos and ticks for 12 hours, while repelling biting flies, chiggers, gnats, sand flies and No-See-Ums for 8 hours. So you’re protected from Vector-borne diseases like Lyme Disease, West Nile, Powassan Virus and Zika.

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