Cutter Advanced Picaridin Insect Repellent

Cutter no longer markets this product, but other companies produce picaridin insect repellent. See Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent and Avon Skin-So-Soft Bug Repellent with Picaridin.

As a mosquito magnet, I am a good tester for insect repellents. With Cutter Advanced Picaridin Insect Repellent, I have found nirvana. It is truly odorless, unlike DEET repellents that claim to be odorless. Testing has found it as effective as DEET in preventing insect bites. DEET will destroy many artificial fiber fabrics, but Cutter Advanced does not. DEET can be dangerous for children, while picaridin is safe. Give Cutter Advanced Picaridin a try, I think you'll love it.


  • As effective as DEET but without DEET's drawbacks
  • Truly odorless
  • Won't harm fabrics
  • Child-friendly
  • Repels ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, no-see-ums, gnats, and fleas.


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  • 7% picaridin solution effectively repels mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, no-see-ums, gnats and fleas
  • Pump spray bottle
  • Safe for children to use
  • Most popular insect repellent in Europe and Australia
  • Odorless and non-oily.


With the West Nile Virus spreading throughout the USA, more people are turning to insect repellents. Now Americans can buy the most popular and effective insect repellent used in Europe, picaridin. This 7% picaridin solution effectively repels ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, no-see-ums, gnats, and fleas.

Picaridin Beats DEET

DEET has many drawbacks: its scent and perfumes used to cover it up, it is oily, it is dangerous for small children to use, and it destroys some kinds of fabrics. Picaridin has none of these drawbacks.

Truly Odorless and Non-Oily

Spray on Cutter Advanced and you only get a whiff of alcohol, which quickly evaporates, leaving no scent and no oily feel on your skin. I am allergic to most scents used to cover DEET scent, and I don't much like smelling like DEET itself. I am also allergic to Skin-So-Soft scent and even to the lemon-eucalyptus blends - probably because they add other scent bases to the formulas. If you have scent allergies, try Cutter Advanced Picaridin.


DEET can be harmful to children, yet you want to protect your children from insect bites, West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease, and other insect-borne diseases. Picaridin is child-safe.


DEET eats through many artificial fiber fabrics. Picaridin does not. Feel free to spray yourself and your clothing with Cutter Advanced.

Effective Repellent for Many Insects

The 7% picaridin solution effectively repels mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, no-see-ums, gnats, and fleas.

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