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Consumer Reports: Insect Repellent Buying Guide

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Consumer Reports: Insect Repellent Buying Guide

Consumer Reports: Insect Repellent Buying Guide

Consumer Reports: Insect Repellent Buying Guide

Consumer Reports: Insect Repellent Buying Guide

Consumer Reports: Insect Repellent Buying Guide

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Consumer Reports: Insect Repellent Buying Guide


Lyme. Powassan. West Nile. Zika. The list of insect-borne diseases to worry about seems to get longer—and scarier—every year. Whether you're enjoying the great outdoors in your own backyard or on a tropical island, when you apply insect repellent, you want the best, most effective protection from biting bugs.

Our ratings identify which products work best against mosquitoes and ticks. (We no longer test our products against ticks, but past test results and our research indicate that any product that protects you from mosquito bites is also likely to protect you from tick bites.)

Choosing the right repellent matters: Our top products provided several hours of protection, and some of our lowest-scoring ones failed in as little as 30 minutes.

Read the full guide on Consumer Report's website here: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/insect-repellent/buying-guide/index.htm

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