Insect Repellent Directory
Repellent sprays, lotions, or other products may be helpful in preventing bites and stings. Reapply repellent after getting wet since it can wash off. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to use bug or insect repellent lotions or sprays, the benefits of using them, and much more.
Using Bug Spray
Bug spray can help fight off biting insects. Here's how you can use bug spray to keep bugs at bay.
How to Use Insect Repellents Safely
Insect repellents are available in various forms and concentrations. Learn how to use bug sprays safely and effectively.
Avoid Mosquito Bites and West Nile Virus
Learn how to protect yourself from mosquito bites, which could lead to infection with the West Nile virus.
Safer Bug Spray: Natural Bug Repellents
WebMD discusses natural options for insect control and offers comparisons of natural repellents with popular chemical repellents such as DEET.
Mosquito Repellents: What Works
From zappers to catchers to candles to sprays, mosquito repellents come in many forms. But which ones work? We'll tell you.
Are You a Mosquito Magnet?
Experts try to crack the code behind why mosquitoes like some people more than others. Plus, tips on keeping mosquitoes at bay and the best mosquito repellents.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Identify Bugs and Bug Bites with Pictures
Learn to identify ticks, poisonous spiders, fleas, chiggers, and other bugs. See what their bites and stings look like -- and how to find relief.
Slideshow: Travel Health: 25 Ways to Stay Well Abroad
Hepatitis, tetanus, flu, even typhoid fever lurk in the most beautiful destinations. WebMD shows how to protect your health from the South America to Asia.