10 Wearable Mosquito Repellents That Aren't Smelly Aerosol Sprays
Ditch that aerosol can of bug spray and opt for these handy alternatives.
This summer, spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time avoiding mosquitoes. These days there are plenty of natural, effective bug-repelling products suited for any number of outdoor applications. From wearable bands to natural, DEET-free spray, these handy wearable products will keep bugs at bay and help you soak up the outdoors all summer long.
Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent Lotion
Safe for use on the whole family, Sawyer's long-lasting insect and tick repellent lotion deters a wide variety of pests — up to 14 hours against mosquitoes and ticks and up to eight hours against flies, gnats and chiggers. The fragrance-free lotion features 20 percent Picaridin, which is more effective at repelling biting flies than DEET. Plus, it's non-greasy, dries quickly and is safe to use on clothing and equipment, like sunglasses, watches and fishing lines.
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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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