The active ingredient in Ranger Ready Repellent’s body-worn repellent is Picaridin 20%. Picaridin is safer and at least as effective as DEET in repelling ticks and insects.  Picaridin, developed by Bayer Pharmaceuticals in the 1980s, has been widely used for decades across Europe but has only been available in the U.S. since 2005. Picaridin repels mosquitos, ticks, biting flies, chiggers and other insects. Picaridin was made to resemble the natural compound piperine, which is found in the group of plants that are used to produce black pepper.

Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% Repellents’ active ingredient Picaridin repels by blocking the insect’s ability to sense your skin as a food source.  Ranger Ready Picaridin Repellents repel, but they do not kill insects. 

When properly applied to your skin, Ranger Ready Body-Worn Picaridin 20% Repellents provide 12-hour protection from ticks and mosquitos, and up to 8-hour protection from biting flies, gnats, chiggers, no-see-ums and sand flies. 

No. Ranger Ready Repellents contain zero DEET, which is a “plasticizer” that damages rubber, plastics, leather, vinyl, rayon, spandex, elastic and auto paint.  Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% Repellents are meant to be used on your skin, but will not cause any damage to your clothing, plastics, or synthetic materials.

Ranger Ready Picaridin 20%Repellents are offered in three wearable scents plus Scent Zero:

  • Ranger Orange, featuring base notes of bergamot that create a protective scent of natural orange.
  • Amber, offering light notes of cedar that bring a natural outdoor scent to the forefront.
  • Night Sky, offering top notes of lavender and lemon complimented by notes of sandalwood for evening use.
  • Scent Zero, when the best scent is none at all.

For maximum protection Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% may be applied to your entire body as directed on the label. It is particularly important to protect your legs, arms, and neck areas from tick bites. 

While Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% Repellents will not harm your clothing, plastics or any other synthetics, you should apply them on your skin as directed on the label. 

About 6% of Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% is absorbed into your skin. DEET absorbs at a rate of about 18%, hence why it takes DEET 30% to protect you from ticks and insects for 8 hours. 


Ranger Ready clothing-worn repellent contain the active ingredient PERMETHRIN 0.5%. Permethrin is an insecticide in the pyrethroid family. Pyrethroids are synthetic chemicals that act like natural extracts from the chrysanthemum flower. It is a great odorless barrier of protection from mosquitos, ticks and other insects that carry vector-borne illnesses.

Ranger Ready PERMETHRIN 0.5% can affect insects if they eat it or touch it, by impacting their nervous system, causing muscle spasms, paralysis, and death. Permethrin is meant for use on clothing, tents, sleeping bags, dog beds, horse saddles, blankets and other fabrics.

No. You should wash repellent treated clothing separately from other clothing.

When properly applied to clothing and other fabrics, Ranger Ready Clothing-Worn PERMETHRIN 0.5% Repellents last up to 40 days and 5 washings.

Ranger Ready PERMETHRIN 0.5% Repellents are specifically designed for use on clothing, plastics, and fishing and camping gear. Unlike DEET, which may harm your equipment, Permethrin can be used on a variety of materials including cotton, silk, and synthetics or waterproof membrane fabrics. 

Ranger Ready PERMETHRIN 0.5% Repellent is completely scent free. 

Ranger Ready PERMETHRIN 0.5% is meant for use on clothing and gear only and should not be applied on your body.

Yes, Ranger Ready PERMETHRIN 0.5% Repellent should be applied directly to clothing. We recommend laying clothing flat on the ground and spraying front, back and under fabric folds while holding the sprayer 6 inches away. 

About 2% of Ranger Ready PERMETHRIN 0.5% is absorbed into your skin. 


Yes, you may. Please do not use on surfaces that have an oxidizing agent like brass, copper, and aluminum. Also, avoid older alcohol soluble finished wood. If you are unsure, always test a small inconspicuous area prior to broad use.

About 36 months from the distribution date found on the bottle.

Our Hand Sanitizer should be stored at room temperature and out of the reach of children. It should not be stored above 105°F (For example, it should not be stored in a vehicle during the summer months)

Yes, rub hands together until it feels dry on your skin.

Yes, it contains 80% ethyl alcohol which is the FDA recommended formula for effective use.


Yes, both Picaridin and Permethrin are safe for children. When used as directed on the label, Picaridin is safe for use on adults and children over 1 year old. Permethrin is safe to use on children’s clothing and gear. We recommend wearing gloves when applying Permethrin. Permethrin is safe to touch once completely dried.

Yes, both Picaridin and Permethrin are safe to use during pregnancy. When used as directed on the label, Picaridin is safe for use on adults and safe to use during pregnancy. Permethrin is safe to use on clothing and gear, even while pregnant. We recommend wearing gloves when applying Permethrin. Permethrin is safe to touch once completely dried.

Yes. Ranger Ready Repellents were registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in January 2018. Ranger Ready Repellents maintains all required state registrations.

No. Unlike DEET, which is greasy, oily and has an unpleasant odor, Picaridin and Permethrin do not have these characteristics.

Ranger Ready repellents are safe to use around both dogs and horses. Repellents can be applied to dog beds or horse blankets for animals' protection from biting insects. Please note, not enough testing has been done to support safety on or around cats or other small animals.

Ranger Ready Repellents are made in small batches in South Norwalk, CT.  Each lot number is unique and designed to be shelf stable for 3 years after manufacturing. The ‘best by date’ on each bottle indicates when to replace your Ranger Ready.

No. Our team is working on developing new markets, however, we are currently only permitted to sell Ranger Ready Repellents in the U.S.

Ranger Ready Repellents may be purchased directly at www.RangerReady.com and via our valued partners who are authorized to re-sell Ranger Ready Repellents. Check out our store locator for an autho rized retailer near you.