DEET vs. Picaridin:
Which bug spray would you choose?
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Choose a Ranger Ready 100ml bottle.
Ranger Orange Scent | Pump Spray | 100ml, 3.4oz | Insect Repellent
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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
Ranger Ready with Picaridin 20% is the Safe and Effective Alternative to DEET
Ranger Ready Picaridin
Oil of lemon Eucalyptus
Tick Protection (Hours)
Mosquito Protection (Hours)
Banned in Canada
The CDC recommends EPA-registered insect repellent with Picaridin 20%. Safe for adults, children (over 1 year), and during pregnancy.
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.
Ranger Ready Paks
Picaridin + permethrin
The P2 PAK ™ includes body-worn repellent with Picaridin 20% as well as clothing-worn repellent with Permethrin 0.5%
xl trigger 2 pak
The Ranger Ready Permethrin XL Trigger 2 PAK treats 14 outfits and sprays 400 sq. feet of coverage
SANITIZER 3X PAK
360 hand applications from three 235ml | 8.0oz Hand Sanitizer bottles
210 full-body Picaridin 20% applications from three 235 ml | 8.0 oz bottles