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Best Mosquito Repellent For (Bug-Free) Travel

Whether you are planning a seaside summer vacation or a Safari expedition, you need to make sure that you protect yourself from mosquitos. Sure, some are completely harmless and they will just annoy you, but others are actually carriers of dangerous illnesses, such as Zika, the West Nile virus, etc.

It is always better to be safe than sorry, so the best way to protect yourself from these pesky bugs (and others!) is to arm yourself with an effective repellent.

In this review, we will first take a look at the various types of mosquito repellents out there. Then, we will take a look at the best products from the most effective repellent categories. So, without further ado, here are the best mosquito repellents for travel!


Indoor Use: Neatmaster Ultrasonic Pest Repeller
Outdoor Use: W4W Citronella Mosquito Repellent Coils
General Use:
Sawyer Ultra 30

For a bite free trip, continue reading about the best mosquito repellents compiled by Roger Timbrook.


May 7, 2022

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Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!


In the end, I go to the woods to discover myself, to find out more about who I am and who I want to be.

Jennifer Pharr Davis
Hiker, Speaker, Author


Sawyer Picaridin Continuous Spray is our pick for the best all-around bug spray. This long-lasting product repels mosquitoes and ticks for up to 12 hours while warding off biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies for up to eight hours.

Brandon Fralic


Gear is a necessity for a thru-hike (historically, my ancestors traveled the trails with less, but nowadays equipment is vital).

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