Why Does EPA Registration Matter? When you need protection against ticks and insects, your best option is a repellent made with an active ingredient registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When a company registers a repellent with the EPA, it must prove to the EPA with supporting scientific evidence that the product is effective and safe. The EPA must approve any marketing claims that assert the efficacy of the repellent and for how long it is effective. The EPA has approved all of the marketing claims made on Ranger Ready Repellent’s label including that Ranger Ready provides 12-hour protection against ticks and mosquitos.
What the CDC Recommends: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using EPA-registered repellents. Choosing an EPA-registered repellent ensures the EPA has evaluated and approved the product for its effectiveness and human safety when used in accordance with the label. The CDC recommends using repellents with the active ingredient Picaridin for effective protection against ticks and mosquitos that cause Lyme disease, Zika Virus, West Nile virus and other serious illnesses.