- Repellents should be applied only to exposed skin and/or clothing. Do not use under clothing.
- Do not apply near eyes and mouth, and apply sparingly around ears.
- When using sprays, do not spray directly into face; spray on hands first and then apply to face.
- Never use repellents over cuts, wounds, or irritated skin.
- After returning indoors, wash treated skin and clothes with soap and water.
Other Leas Toxic Methodes
Least Toxic Solutions For Killing Mosquitoes
Eco Friendly Mosquito Control Methods. Use BT or bacillis thuringiensis israeliensis 'dunks' to kill mosquitoes in rain barrels. It releases a biological larvicide that kills mosquito larvae after they hatch.
You can use citronella candles in outdoor areas to keep mosquitoes and other biting bugs away when you are outside.
Use topical repellents on pets in conjunction with heartworm medication prescribed by your vet. (Mosquitos carry heartworms too).
Use only product with a low concentration of DEET, under 10% for kids 2 to 12 and do not use DEET on kids under 2.
Please don't use mosquito foggers and bug zappers.
They both kill tons of beneficial insects every year.
Preying mantis are attracted to and killed by bug zappers and a dozen preying mantis kill more harmful insects than one bug zapper on full time.
Bug zappers can easily kill a dozen or more preying mantis a night!
For a natural mosquito repellent, try Bite Blocker Herbal Lotion, Kadco Skeeter D'Feeter (citronella) and Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent.
For mosquitoes in Standing Water try Summit Chemical Mosquito Dunks (Bacillis Thuringiensis Israeliensis) and Golden Bear Oil Specialties
For vegetation try Greenlight Yard Safe Cedar Cide and Bonide Mosquito Beater
For airborne repellents try SC Johnson Citronella candles.
Part of the above information is from the Texas A & M Extension Service http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/
By Karl Schultz, Austin, TX