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Pesky insects like mosquitoes, gnats, flies, and ticks can make being outdoors miserable. In some instances, unwanted insects transmit terrible diseases, such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Even when they don’t transmit severe illness, these bugs are a huge nuisance, causing skin irritation, welts, and general annoyance and stress. It’s understandable that you’d want to keep these pests away, and an insect repellent provides one of the easiest solutions.

The active ingredients in insect repellents vary. Some contain DEET; some contain picaridin; some contain essential oils such as lemon oil and eucalyptus oil. What’s right for you? You may have some questions or concerns about the various ingredients found in insect repellents. We’ll shed some light on frequently asked questions in this buying guide.

If you’re dealing with mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, or other winged pests, read on to learn more about insect repellents and how they work. When the need arises, you’ll be glad to have insect repellent on hand. You can go back to enjoying your activities and forget about the buzzing pests and the stress they cause. We also provide our information about some of our favorite products in this article.

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December 3, 2023

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