Most Americans have probably used OFF! bug spray at some point in their lives, and while the debate over the relative toxicity of DEET still looms at large, research commissioned and/or conducted by the EPA and CDC continues to suggest that for humans, there isn’t much to worry about. OFF! bug spray will keep bloodsucking insects like mosquitos and ticks well away from you and help you avoid the dangerous illness these bugs pass to humans. DEET is still the best, most effective bug repellent in the US. The seven-plus decades of research data we have on DEET suggest that its potentially harmful side effects to humans are not that significant. However, that’s not so for aquatic animals, so consider keeping away from the water when wearing it whenever possible. If you’re going to be wading around in a stream or swimming in the sea, consider going with a combination of Sawyer Picaridin and permethrin if you’re fully-clothed or lemon eucalyptus oil, thyme oil, and geranium oil if you’re just in your bathing suit. To that point, fishermen and hunters should take note that DEET is a terrible choice for their respective pursuits, and is best left at home no...