Thermacell Repels Mosquitoes That May Carry Zika Virus

 

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All Thermacell Mosquito Repellent products have been tested and proven to repel mosquitoes which transmit the Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Dengue Fever.

Thermacell products use allethrin, a copy of the natural repellent found in chrysanthemum flowers. Thermacell effectively repels mosquitos, black flies, and other biting insects. It will not damage gear, is virtually odorless, and has no open flame.

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FAQ: Is Allethrin is Safe to Use?

Q:   Is Thermacell safe for use around children?

A:   Yes.  The EPA evaluates the efficacy of each insect repellent it registers and closely investigates its potential effect on human health through many required tests.  The EPA only approves and registers insect repellents that don’t pose a risk to human health.   For more information, click here: https://www.epa.gov/ingredients-used-pesticide-products/pyrethrins-and-pyrethroids

Q:  Can insect repellents be used by pregnant or nursing women?

A:  Yes. The EPA does not recommend any additional precautions for repellent use by pregnant or nursing women. For more information, click here: http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/faq/repellent.html

Q:  What is allethrin?

A:  Allethrin is a copy of a natural substance found in chrysanthemum flowers.  Allethrin is part of the pyrethroid family of insecticides which are in over 3,500 registered products, many of which are used widely in and around households, including on pets and in treated clothing, in mosquito control, and in agriculture. https://www.epa.gov/ingredients-used-pesticide-products/pyrethrins-and-pyrethroids