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What to Consider Before Buying the Best Bug Spray for Sand Flies

Sand flies can often be a nuisance, especially during outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, or beach trips. These tiny insects can leave irritating bites and cause discomfort. To protect yourself from these pesky bugs, it is essential to invest in a high-quality bug spray specifically designed for sand flies. However, before making a purchase, there are a few factors to consider to ensure you get the best bug spray that suits your needs.

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September 27, 2023

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A 20% DEET Premium Controlled-Release Lotion will work well against mosquitoes, but Dr. Zimring says he prefers the 20% Picaridin lotion since it also protects against ticks, gnats, chiggers, and flies. (In both instances, he recommends Sawyer brand.)

Rachel Schultz
Editorial Director


Part of spending time outside means battling ticks, mosquitoes, and other biting insects. For this, Nelson swears by permethrin.



And out of the products we tested, Dr. Zeichner highly recommends Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent.

Samson McDougall