MYTHS & TRUTHS
Top EPA Gold Standard Repellents: -
• Deet (500 products)
• Picaridin (known as KBR 3032 and
Picaridin outside the US) ( about 40
• R3535 (3-[N-Butyl-N-acetyl]-
aminopropionic acid, ethyl ester)
(about 45 products)
• Oil of Lemon of Eucalyptus (OLE) or
Para-Menthane-diol (PMD) ( about
40 products) **3 years and older
• 20-undecanone (1product)
• Catnip oil- EPA pesticide regulatory
information ( Nepeta cataria, also
known as catmint) (4 products)
** ALL REPELLENTS APPLIED TO
SKIN SHOULD BE SMOOTHED ON.
Gain Fabric Softener Sheets
Avon's Bug guard plus
Bug Light- will attract less bugs at night
Bug Zapper- doesn’t really attract
mosquitos, will also attract good bugs
Bat House- studies show they are more
“hungry” for moths, plus bats carry rabies.
If you have a bat house put it far away from your home.
Mosquito Dunks will not allow mosquito larvae to grow in water- safe for animals
No bite arm bands
Listerine mouth wash
Fan- Mosquitos cannot fly against a fan
Citronella Candles- must be right next to you. Not the best repellent. It's just the smoke that keeps the mosquitos away, not the citronella. You can use just a regular candle.
Citronella Plant / Mosquito plant- you would need hundreds to keep mosquitos out of your yard.
Thermacell Machine- active ingredient is allethrin
Bird House/Purple Martin Bird House- studies show they would rather have a juice moth than a mosquito. Plus they are roosting at High Mosquito time.
Tiki Torches- It's the smoke that will help keep the mosquitos away. Not the product