TIPS

To help protect your family

TIPS

To help protect your family

What are Spatial Repellents?*

Repellents are an important line of defense against mosquitoes. There are many different types of repellents, each with different applications, and it’s important to read the label before using a particular product.

Area, or spatial, repellents can be used to reduce encounters between humans and mosquitoes in a broad area, including a place of outdoor seating, a yard, or even inside a home, depending on the label. They can protect humans from mosquito bites during a range of activities - from outdoor play to family parties.

Unlike a personal repellent, you do not apply area repellents to the skin or clothing. Instead, they are used to treat a particular area. There are many different kinds of area repellents, so read the individual label carefully before selecting a product that’s right for your family, and before using.

*Sources:
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/the-pre-travel-consultation/protection-against-mosquitoes-ticks-other-arthropods

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3453515/