The 8 Best Mosquito Repellents to Cut Down on Pesky Bites
It's time to stop the itch! Check out the best mosquito repellent to help you focus on enjoying the great outdoors (and not on bug bites).
Whether you’re camping, spending an evening with friends in the backyard, going for a walk or getting some fresh air, it’s important to protect yourself from mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), viruses spread by mosquitoes are on the uptick. The West Nile virus is the most common virus spread by mosquitoes in the United States, and the best way to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses is to protect yourself from bites. That means you need the best mosquito repellent.
From repellents ideal for deck and patio use, such as the Thermacell mosquito repellent, or smart devices to keep bugs away and even natural repellents, we found the best mosquito repellents for nearly every situation and activity.
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Sawyer Insect Repellent is a versatile picaridin spray recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as safe and effective for most people. Our testers liked the evaporating smell and how the spray feels once it dries.
Insects and arachnids that bite in self-defense instead of to feed -- such as yellow jackets, bees, wasps, hornets, certain ants or spiders -- cannot be repelled with insect repellents.
The number of bug-borne diseases is increasing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the number of places they're spreading to is also on the rise.
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