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24 Things That'll Help Keep You From Getting Eaten Alive By Mosquitoes

Go snack on somebody else, you blood-sucking fiends.

5. Picaridin-based repellent for protecting yourself against a variety of buggers beyond just mosquitoes (like ticks, biting flies, sand flies, gnats, chiggers, and midges, depending on which formula you use).

Picaridin has a similar effect as DEET, but some people have a personal preference for it!

Promising review: "My 4-year-old son is severely allergic to mosquito bites. When he does get bit, they swell to the size of a half-dollar, get hard and hot, and often turn into a staph infection. Every summer he was getting antibiotic prescriptions and I was starting to get seriously worried about this problem. We tried so many bug sprays, but they just didn't work. My sweet baby is just irresistible. I took him to an allergist and he recommended Sawyer Picaridin. I have been so happy with this bug repellent. Since using this bug spray, we haven't had to deal with a single bug bite and no more antibiotics!!" —Sarah R.

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Ticks, mosquitoes and biting bugs are a top reason to ruin anyone’s fun in the great outdoors, but after using Sawyer Permethrin to treat my boots, clothes and gear, I was amazed by the results.

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If you don’t like spraying on bug repellent, you might want to try the Sawyer Insect Repellent Lotion. It has a 20% picaridin formula that you simply rub onto your skin, and it provides protection against mosquitoes and ticks for up to 14 hours and protection against flies, gnats and chiggers for up to eight hours.

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