No items found.

The Best Tick Repellent for Humans

There has been a significant and steady increase in the number of reported tick-borne infections in the United States over the past decade. Lyme disease is the most common, accounting for 82-percent of tick-borne infections in the country.

Lyme disease is carried by hard-bodied ticks. The tick’s ever-expanding geographical range has played a role in the increase of reported cases of infection. There has also been an increase in tick-borne viruses, particularly cases of Powassan virus (POWV).

Tick repellents are a great first line of defense against ticks when outdoors, because the best protection is prevention. These sprays work by making your body unattractive to ticks and other pests, by actively killing them on contact, or serving both purposes.

Choosing a tick repellent isn’t as simple as picking any old bottle with the words ‘Tick Repellent’ on it. There are a few considerations to keep in mind when selecting the best tick spray for humans.

See the full article by Ben Cannon on Bug Lord's website here.

LAST UPDATED

May 7, 2022

Written by
Photo thumbnail Blog Author

Buglord

Media Mentions from Buglord

The Bug Lord team has a passion for curating content on how to completely and safely eliminate pests from your home. We use our decades of hands-on experience.

From step-by-step guides and hands-on reviews to industry trends and analysis, everything we do is backed by scientific and fact-based approaches. Because of our attention to quality, Bug Lord is the #1 DIY pest and bug control resource.

Our team of writers includes professional pest control technicians, experienced homeowners, and scholars with advanced degrees in biology and entomology. We compile everyone’s experience and knowledge into giving you the best pest control information on the internet.

By following our DIY guides, you will see the same (if not better) results that a professional pest control service can provide and at a fraction of the cost.

MEDIA MENTIONS

Of all the creepy crawlers, ticks keep me on high alert. They can be very tiny in the nymph stage and difficult to see. They love to hang out in tall grasses along the trail and hitch a ride on hikers passing by. I plan on treating most of my clothes and gear with Sawyer Permethrin.

Joanne Gigliotti

MEDIA MENTIONS

Ultra-compact and lightweight

House Grail
Media Mentions from House Grail

MEDIA MENTIONS

I would often just drink directly from the sawyer squeeze if I was feeling lazy- which by the way works wonderfully.

Rachel McVittie