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Besides the old standby: a cranked up AC.
7. Some DEET- and fragrance-free bug repellent formulated with Picaridin so you can swear off annoying biting bugs once and for all, no matter how attractive you were to them before.
Picaridin doesn't have an unpleasant scent or feel oily as you rub it in, won't damage plastic the way DEET can, and repels ticks, biting flies, gnats, and chiggers as well as mosquitos.
Promising review: "I live in Central New Jersey, home of sweltering heat, dangerous humidity, and many species of mosquitoes, some just annoying, others as aggressive as yellow jackets. I experimented by using the Picaridin on one arm and leg only. The results were impressive. The treated limbs repelled insects. The untreated limbs were attacked by dozens of mosquitoes. I ran into the house. There were itchy red blotches all over my arm and leg. I applied the Picaridin and finished gardening in peace." —Alice W.
Get a 4-ounce bottle of the lotion on Amazon for $7.99 (also available in bulk bottles and in two different types of spray bottles).
See the full guide from Natalie Brown on BuzzFeed's website here.
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