The Kitchn: The Best Insect Repellents for Your Next Backyard Picnic or Cookout
It’s incredibly easy to get into the (tick-infested) weeds when you start researching insect repellents. There are just so many studies and experts with their own suggestions. While we, of course, considered lots of this, we are a food site — what we’re really after is just finding the best bug spray to put on for a backyard picnic or cookout. (Because very few things can ruin a night of eating outside like having to move things inside.) So we looked to see what some other sites and experts had to recommend and then wrapped those suggestions up with our research.
Read the full article by Lisa Freedman on the kitchn's website here.
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.)
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.