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What Does DEET Free Mean?

In this day and age, we use numerous chemicals and synthetic products daily – sometimes without even knowing! At MosQuit, we promote a natural approach to life and we want to spread that word.


DEET is used in many insect and bug repellents for its long-lasting protection, but is it really good for us?

What is DEET and is it good for us?

What is DEET?

DEET is an abbreviation for Diethyl Toluamide. This synthetic chemical is a very common ingredient used in insect repellents.


DEET was developed by the United States Army in 1944 to make bombs. In 1957 it was registered as a pesticide and was available for consumer consumption. There are around 120 products registered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority containing DEET.

What is DEET and is it good for us?

Where is DEET Found?

Many insect repellents that can be applied to the skin are filled w