Best Bug Sprays Of 2022
For many of us, a summertime staple is an effective and affordable insect repellent. With an increased amount of time spent outside, the chance of getting bitten by bugs skyrockets.
It’s crucial to invest in good insect repellent. Bug bites aren’t just uncomfortable, they can potentially spread diseases ranging from Zika to the West Nile virus. Forbes Health’s Best Bug Sprays for 2023 ranking highlights the best products, taking into account a variety of factors including the concentration of active ingredients, cost, duration of effectiveness and more.
Read ahead and discover our top picks for the best bug sprays, below.
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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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