How should DEET repellents be used to prevent insect bites?
• Read and follow instructions on the label and avoid excessive use and over-application. • For casual use by most people, a high concentration of DEET is not needed. Products with 25 percent to 35 percent DEET will provide adequate protection for adults under most conditions; use lower concentrations for children. • To make sure you will not react to the repellent, apply the product to a small area of skin on your arm or leg before general use. • Use just enough repellent to cover exposed skin and/or clothing. • After returning indoors, wash treated skin with soap and water. Wash treated clothing before wearing again. • Do not spray directly on face; spray the repellent onto hands and then apply to face. • Avoid sensitive areas like the eyes, mouth and nasal membranes. • Do not apply over cuts, wounds or irritated skin. • Do not use under clothing. • Avoid spraying on plastics (such as watch crystals and eyeglasses frames), rayon, spandex, other synthetic fabrics, leather and painted