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The best bug repellents, according to Amazon reviews

Don't you hate it when you're outside, enjoying a nice barbecue or tackling a tough hike, and suddenly you hear that faint buzz? Then, you feel that sudden prick. Before you know it, you're swatting and slapping away at a pest that's already long gone.

We never want you to go through that again. So, we scrolled through Amazon's nearly endless pages of bug sprays and repellents and found some of the top picks based on very enthusiastic reviews.

Users by the thousands have flocked to these product pages to leave high ratings and rave reviews about the products we chose. And if a few thousand people give an enthusiastic thumbs up, that should give you comfort knowing you're buying a decent product that will allow you to spend less time swatting and more time enjoying yourself.

See the full list by Hilary Giorgi on CNN's website here.

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October 21, 2023

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