OFF! ACTIVE INSECT REPELLENT
OFF! ACTIVE® INSECT REPELLENT
Mosquitoes are attracted to body heat, so as you and your family work up a sweat, you can become more appealing to these hungry pests. That’s where OFF! Active® repellents come in. They provide sweat-resistant protection to keep these biting insects away.
Ideal for use when
Heading to a soccer or baseball game
Playing at the park
Formulated with 15% DEET – provides up to 6 hours of protection against mosquitoes.
Originally developed for the United States Army, DEET is the active ingredient found in many mosquito, fly, and tick repellents on the US market.
DEET is believed to work by affecting the scent receptors in biting insects, making it difficult for them to recognize you as a source of food. As a result, DEET is an ideal repellent for areas with medium to high mosquito activity. Currently DEET is registered as a personal insect repellent for direct application to the skin. It can be used on both adults and children. In addition to this, DEET is one of two active ingredients listed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use in products to repel potentially disease carrying mosquitoes and ticks.
*Disclaimer: Provided for information purposes only. Does not indicate any form of endorsement or approval of the brand or its products by the CDC.
Generally, the more DEET a product contains the longer it lasts. Higher concentrations of DEET work well during activities that involve being outside in mosquito infested areas for an extended period of time, while lower percentages work well for activities that keep you outside for only a few hours.