The Bottom Line
- As effective as DEET but without DEET's drawbacks
- Truly odorless
- Won't harm fabrics
- Child friendly
- Repels ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, no-see-ums, gnats and fleas.
- 7% picaridin solution effectively repels mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, no-see-ums, gnats and fleas
- Pump spray bottle
- Safe for children to use
- Most popular insect repellent in Europe and Australia
- Odorless and non-oily.
Guide Review - Cutter Advanced Picaridin Insect Repellent
Picaridin Beats DEETDEET has many drawbacks: its scent and perfumes used to cover it up, it is oily, it is dangerous for small children to use, and it destroys some kinds of fabrics. Picaridin has none of these drawbacks.
Truly Odorless and Non-Oily
Spray on Cutter Advanced and you only get a whiff of alcohol, which quickly evaporates, leaving no scent and no oily feel on your skin. I am allergic to most scents used to cover DEET scent, and I don't much like smelling like DEET itself. I am also allergic to Skin-So-Soft scent and even to the lemon-eucalyptus blends - probably because they add other scent bases to the forumlas. If you have scent allergies, try Cutter Advanced Picaridin.
DEET can be harmful to children, yet you want to protect your children from insect bites, West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease, and other insect-borne diseases. Picaridin is child-safe.
DEET eats through many artificial fiber fabrics. Picaridin does not. Feel free to spray yourself and your clothing with Cutter Advanced.
Effective Repellent for Many Insects
The 7% picaridin solution effectively repels mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, no-see-ums, gnats and fleas.