Why Use Picaridin Insect Repellent?

Picaridin 20% is the safe and effective DEET alternative.

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. 

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.

deet free insect repellent

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. 

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