Keep the Critters Away With These Powerful Bug Sprays
You know the feeling — you’re hiking, climbing, or simply relaxing outdoors and you start to feel that tickle on your skin and hear the buzzing in your ear. Mosquitos are approaching, and they’re getting ready to strike.
Maybe they go for your elbow, or your ankle, or maybe the back of your knee where you can’t quite reach it in time. The tickle turns to an itch and you realize, ugh, they’ve bitten you. The mosquito has successfully bitten you and now you’re left with an irritating itchy bump that’s going to stick with you for a little while. Luckily, there are bug sprays that can protect you from this fate and keep the bugs at bay while you enjoy the outdoors.
There are several active ingredients that offer proven protection. The most common is DEET, which is time-tested but can have an unpleasant odor. Another option is Picaridin, which is effective and has minimal odor, but can be more expensive. Oil of lemon eucalyptus is a synthesized plant oil, making it a more natural option. While it is effective, it may need reapplication sooner than DEET or Picaridin. We’ve rounded up options in each category, so you can find the one that works best for you.
Whichever you choose, these bug sprays will ensure that those pesky insects won’t know what hit em’. Continue reading the complete article written by Taylor Galla here.
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Depending on where you travel, you may want to pack bug spray, too. In places like Florida and North Carolina, summers get buggy, and you’ll be happy to have packed a spray on nights when you want to sit on the porch or dine outdoors.
As a veteran of the Iraq War, I found myself struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from which greatly impacted my mental health. In 2016, I came across the film “Wild,” an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about healing by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.