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The 8 Best Mosquito Repellents in 2021


As exciting as the end of the cold winter months can be, it's hard to ignore the fact that warmer weather brings bugs — namely, mosquitoes.



If you live in an area where spending time outside in the summer means risking getting bitten by these tiny pests, you're probably used to taking some basic precautions to protect yourself.




In addition to covering as much skin as possible, using mosquito nets around your patio or room and avoiding standing bodies of water (read: emptying your bird bath), you should use a mosquito repellent that contains the right active ingredients. There are several highly effective repellents on the market today — you just need to know which ones to look for.

Continue reading about some of the best mosquito repellents written by Sara Coughlin here.

 

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October 29, 2023

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that for protection that lasts hours, people should look for ones with these active ingredients: DEET, IR3535, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.