Sawyer Insect Repellent Spray with Picaridin is safer on gear and equipment than DEET plus it gives up to 8 hours of protection against biting flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies and up to 12 hours against mosquitoes and ticks. Sawyer uses 20% Picaridin as the active ingredient for this repellent. Picaridin is a promising new insecticide and its effect is similar to DEET, yet it is safer on gear and equipment than DEET. At 20%, this long lasting topical bug spray is effective against mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, gnats, chiggers and fleas. The Sawyer Insect Repellent Spray with Picaridin is virtually odorless and has a mild citrus scent added to it which quickly evaporates away.
after spraying, i felt something coating to my skin. other than that, it worked well except back of my feet where i forgot to spary.