1. Thoroughly read and understand the product label.
2. Gently shake the bottle before use.
3. Remove the protective sprayer cap to expose the pump sprayer.
4. For new bottles, prime the pump sprayer 4-5 pumps until product begins to spray. This step is not necessary again for the life of the contents in the bottle.
5. Hold the pump sprayer close to the skin, not touching, with the spray nozzle pointed at the skin, and pump the sprayer to apply product.
6. Apply several small circles of product to the exposed skin using adequate spacing between circles to gain uniform skin coverage. Make sure enough product is used to evenly cover the exposed surface front, sides and back of exposed extremities.
7. Use hand to evenly spread product circles along the exposed skin, front, sides and back surfaces equally.
8. Repeat this process (steps 4,5, & 6) for arms and legs.
9. For face, neck and ears, pump the sprayer 2-3 times into the palm of your hand. Since the size of people vary, this step may need to be repeated to ensure uniform coverage for larger people.
10. Evenly distribute the product onto palms of hands by gently rubbing hands together.
11. Use treated hands to apply product evenly to front, sides and back of the neck including ears.
12. Repeat (step 10) again and carefully apply to face skin surfaces avoiding contact with eyes and lips.
13. Allow product to dry for about 2 minutes, then gently wash the palms of hands only (not the back of hands) with mild soap and water before eating or moving hands toward eyes and mouth.
14. Follow all steps above to reapply product after 14-hours for mosquito and tick bite protection, and 8-hours for other bloodsucking pests listed on the label.
Do’s & Don’t’s:
1. Do read the label thoroughly.
2. Do apply the product before entering the outdoors whenever possible. Bites can occur as soon as you step outside if unprotected.
3. Do wear long sleeves and long pants when entering areas known for high mosquito and tick populations.
4. Do treat all exposed skin surfaces with an approved insect repellent for maximum bite protection.
5. Do treat the skin under a watch. If the watch is loose fitting, a mosquito can still bite that area of untreated skin.
6. Don’t believe that repellents have repellency properties like some of the pesticides professionals use. EPA categorized these products as repellents when in fact they don’t work by emitting a vapor pressure to keep bloodsucking pests away. Insect repellents like Moskito Care work by masking the skin and confusing the biting pest. This factor is why it is important to gain uniform coverage on all exposed skin to avoid a pest bite.
7. Don’t apply the product to your hair on your head.
8. Don’t apply the product to your clothing. It won’t damage it, but the product is not registered for that use.
9. Don’t apply to skin under clothing. It is not necessary unless the garment is made of ultra-fine fabrics.
10. Don’t not make product contact to eyes and lips. All insect repellents and sunscreens will sting or burn these sensitive areas of body.
11. Don’t eat food or smoke without washing the palms of your hands if product has been applied.
12. Don’t allow children to apply repellents to themselves. Adults must apply the products in accordance with the label directions.
13. Don’t store the product in direct sunlight. When carrying and storing the product in a vehicle shelter the bottle in a shaded area of the passenger compartment, but not in a truck bed or toolbox container.
14. Don’t forget to treat your ankles thoroughly with repellent. Aedes aegypti is small and stealthy and generally prefers to attack from behind.
15. Don’t use repellents for bed bug protection; they are not effective or labeled for that use.