10 Best Bug Spray and Mosquito Repellents to Buy in 2020
Finding the best bug spray and mosquito repellents on the market isn't just in your family's best interest—it's practically a can't-do-without necessity. Odds are, it's always on your camping checklist and has become a must-have as you look ahead to the summer months.
Enter our list of 2020's most in-demand bug sprays. While we can't promise to know how to prevent mosquito bites from happening at all, we can at least help you stand a fighting chance. And when it comes to the never-ending battle against those pesky flying insects, that's no small feat.
Here, in tandem with the latest research from Consumer Reports and hundreds of honest Amazon reviews, we've gathered together the spray bottles, wipes, and lotions to help you emerge as unscathed as possible from this year's summer picnics. From deet-based products like the popular OFF! Deep Woods Dry Insect Repellent to plant-based eucalyptus oil wonders, you'll be able to find an item on our list that suits your needs. We've even narrowed it down by category—"Best for Families," "Best for Skin," "Best Wipes," etc.—to make the choice easier.
P.S. Still inundated with pests? We've also got information on how to get rid of stink bugs and how to get rid of gnats.
Read the full article by Rebekah Lowin on Country Living's website here.
A 20% DEET Premium Controlled-Release Lotion will work well against mosquitoes, but Dr. Zimring says he prefers the 20% Picaridin lotion since it also protects against ticks, gnats, chiggers, and flies. (In both instances, he recommends Sawyer brand.)
Part of spending time outside means battling ticks, mosquitoes, and other biting insects. For this, Nelson swears by permethrin.
And out of the products we tested, Dr. Zeichner highly recommends Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent.