For more than 50 years, DEET has reigned as the undisputed champion
of insect repellents. No longer. There's now a potentially better
alternative on the market: picaridin. Both DEET and picaridin are proven
to be effective at fending off mosquitoes—and are superior to other
repellents when it comes to protection time. But which one is really the
best? Who will win this face-off of the buzzer beaters?...
This column originally appeared in the July/August edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here.
“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.
(Photograph by Ryan Smith)
Labels: Bugs, DEET, Picaridin