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.