The Best Tick Repellents to Keep You Safe From Bites in Summer 2022

Published May 16, 2022

Prevention reports on tick repellents. Thomas A. Russo, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, said he recommends DEET and picaridin. “There’s the most data with those,” he says. Russo also suggests looking for formulations that are made up of 20% to 30% of these ingredients for everyday use. “You definitely don’t want less or more than that,” he says. “This will give you about eight hours of protection.”