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Repel Insect Repellent Scented Family 15% DEET

Aerosol. Active ingredients are: DEET 15%.

Scorecard

Type Type Aerosol spray, pump spray or lotion.
Aerosol
Active ingredients Active ingredients The active ingredients as listed on the product's label.
DEET 15%
Cost per oz. ($) Cost per oz. Approximate retail price divided by product contents in ounces.
0.62
Protection against mosquitoes and ticks Protection against mosquitoes and ticks Each product is tested to see how effectively it protects against Aedes mosquitoes (the aggressive mosquitoes that tend to bite during the day and can spread Zika) and Culex mosquitoes (nighttime biters that can spread West Nile). Based on our past testing, and on advice from independent experts, products that are effective against mosquitoes should be effective against other arthropods, including deer ticks.
Excellent
Resists damage to materials Resists damage to materials We test repellents on several common materials. Those scoring higher are less likely to cause damage. If you are concerned about damage, test first on an inconspicuous spot.
Good

CRs Take

CR Best Buy. Excellent performance at repelling mosquitoes. Based on our past testing, and on advice from independent experts, products that are effective against mosquitoes should also be effective against other arthropods, including deer ticks. Good performance at resisting damage to materials. Claims to protect against ticks. Mostly chemical aroma with some lemon notes. Leaves a thin, dry coating.

About

The Repel Insect Repellent Scented Family 15% DEET is part of the Insect repellent test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Insect repellent models like the Insect Repellent Scented Family 15% DEET are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Protection against mosquitoes and ticks: Each product is tested to see how effectively it protects against Aedes mosquitoes (the aggressive mosquitoes that tend to bite during the day and can spread Zika) and Culex mosquitoes (nighttime biters that can spread West Nile). Based on our past testing, and on advice from independent experts, products that are effective against mosquitoes should be effective against other arthropods, including deer ticks.

Resists damage to materials: We test repellents on several common materials. Those scoring higher are less likely to cause damage. If you are concerned about damage, test first on an inconspicuous spot.

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