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Permethrin vs DEET – Which One is Best to Avoid Mosquitoes?

When discussing the best ways to detract mosquitoes, permethrin and DEET are two of the most commonly used products. Today we’re going to put these two options head to head to help you find the perfect solution to protect you and your loved ones from these pests. Our team will be on hand at all times as well to offer solutions to prevent mosquitoes from attacking your home or workplace, so don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have on this topic.

Should You Use DEET?

As with any product, there are pros and cons of using DEET. This is a very effective spray, as the smell is repulsive to mosquitoes, which means they are repelled by it. The spray can even kill off the insects, but unfortunately, over time they have become used to the smell. That being said, it’s still one of the easiest to use products on the market, which is why it’s trusted by consumers around the world.

DEET is something that many people won’t use on a regular basis due to the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you need to wash it off quickly and avoid breathing the spray in. It’s also not recommended for use indoors, and there have been studies showing that regular use of it causes a range of health problems. For that reason, we encourage you not to use this type of product on a daily or regular basis, and just when needed if you are concerned about being exposed to mosquitoes.

Is Permethrin a Good Alternative to DEET?

When looking for a safe alternative to DEET, permethrin is often suggested. This is a synthetic type of pyrethrum, which is a chemical that can naturally be found in chrysanthemums. It’s a good option for misting your property and is a biodegradable option. You’ll find that it washes away much easier, and only needs to be used every two to three weeks. 

For those of you who are concerned about the health risks associated with using DEET, we recommend looking into this type of spray instead. It can help to protect your home, business, and loved ones, and it’s also readily available on the market today. Of course, it’s up to you which of these products you feel most comfortable using, and we encourage you to think about how regularly you are spraying your body or backyard to avoid heavy exposure to any chemicals.

As you can see, there are pros and cons to both DEET and permethrin, and we encourage you to think carefully before deciding which option to use in the future. Our team is on hand at any time to help you with protecting your home or business from mosquitoes. We know the risks of an invasion of these pests and we’ll ensure that you do all you can to keep your loved ones and employees protected. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and the ways in which we can keep you healthy and safe in the future.

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