Vector-borne diseases are diseases that are transmitted to humans by living organisms. Mosquitoes are the best known disease vector. Other disease vectors include ticks, flies and fleas. These diseases are very serious and can be fatal! In the United States, vector-borne disease cases are increasing and include West Nile and Zika viruses, Lyme disease and spotted fever.

Vector-borne diseases are caused by parasites, viruses and bacteria that are transmitted by these insects. Every year, there are more than 700,000 deaths from mosquito-transmitted diseases globally.

Prevention is the key against contracting these diseases, and using insect repellents is the best weapon. In the current insect repellent market, the majority of people believe that products containing DEET are the most effective. However, they also know that DEET is an oily, smelly chemical, not safe for children or pregnant women and has serious potential health impacts. Most consumers just don’t know there is anything else they can use! Until now.

Some insect repellents offer different chemistries, such as IR3535, lemon oil, eucalyptus, and natural and essential oils. Although products with these ingredients are DEET-free, they still do not offer the effectiveness or skin-friendly feel that consumers are asking for.

Wait for it…now, there is a truly safe, highly effective and healthy alternative to DEET and other chemistries called Picaridin. Picaridin is the best choice to fight vector-borne diseases. Picaridin is an EPA-approved insect repellent that is synthetically derived from the pepper plant. It is non-oily, not greasy, has no odor and is safe for adults, children and pregnant women. Products containing Picaridin are being introduced to consumers, and leading the way is Zone® Insect Repellents.

The EPA has recognized Picaridin as a highly effective insect repellent, and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have endorsed Picaridin as the preferred insect repellent active ingredient in the fight against vector-borne diseases. So, what are you waiting for? More great stuff about Zone? Okay.

Zone Insect Repellents are made with 20% Picaridin, gentle skin moisturizers and have a light, clean scent that smells nothing like other insect repellents. Zone Insect Repellents are EPA-registered and proven effective worldwide for 12-hour protection against mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, chiggers, gnats and no-see-ums.

In addition, Zone has a patent-pending, efficacy-enhancing ingredient called Vanillin. The addition of vanillin to the formula makes our Picaridin insect repellents more effective than any other Picaridin-based insect repellent in the world. Zone Repellents are safe and are simply the best insect repellent products on the market today.

If you have allergies to certain scents and odors, Zone has you in mind. Zone Insect Repellent Sensitive Skin is an unscented, hypoallergenic product that has the same effectiveness as our original product. Browse our online shop to find the perfect kind for you, and keep your family safe outdoors with Picaridin insect repellents from Zone Repellents today!