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Insect Repellents: Use and Effectiveness

What would you like to know about insect repellents? We can help you find information about how long EPA-registered repellents will work and how to use them. We also have information about other ways to protect yourself from biting insects as well as some of the reasons you might want to use insect repellents.

Effective insect repellents can protect you from serious mosquito- and tick-borne diseases. In the United States, mosquitoes can transmit diseases like St. Louis encephalitis and West Nile virus. Ticks can transmit serious diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Ehrlichiosis.

Using the right insect repellent and other preventive actions can discourage ticks, mosquitoes, and other biting insects from landing on you. Repellents are available to protect you from insects and give you the length of protection you need, based on your planned activity.


Zika Virus Disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created resources and tools for health care providers about the Zika virus disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention methods.

Click on the NTC’s syndicated Zika virus website below to access these resources

ZIKA Virus - What you need to know: