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.
Check out our picks; they'll help take the sting out of summer.
See the full guide from Consumer Reports on their website here: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/insect-repellent/buying-guide/index.htm
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