AskMen: Best Insect Repellents
Banish Bugs With These Effective Insect Repellents
The weather is warming up, which means it’s time to spend more time in the great outdoors. But nothing puts a damper on camping, hiking, or beach-bumming more than bug and mosquito bites. That’s why it’s best to pack—and use—an effective and long-lasting insect repellent when you’re out enjoying the wonders of nature. From sprays and wipes to wearable repellent clothing, we’ve selected the best products to keep the bugs away.
See the full list from Stephanie Valera on AskMen's website here.
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Sawyer Insect Repellent is a versatile picaridin spray recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as safe and effective for most people. Our testers liked the evaporating smell and how the spray feels once it dries.
Insects and arachnids that bite in self-defense instead of to feed -- such as yellow jackets, bees, wasps, hornets, certain ants or spiders -- cannot be repelled with insect repellents.
The number of bug-borne diseases is increasing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the number of places they're spreading to is also on the rise.
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