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The 5 Best Bug Repellents of 2022 to Keep Insects Off

Sawyer Products Picaridin Continuous Spray Insect Repellent is out top pick

Just because you're spending quality time in the great outdoors doesn't mean you have to tolerate annoying insects, biting buzzers, and mystery bugs. We've spent hours researching the top bug repellants available online, assessing active ingredients, effectiveness, and fragrance.

Our top pick, the Sawyer Products Picaridin Continuous Spray Insect Repellent, is long-lasting, odor-free, and budget-friendly.

Here are the best bug repellants, written by Theresa Holland.

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October 20, 2023

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Theresa Holland

The Spruce

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Ticks, mosquitoes and biting bugs are a top reason to ruin anyone’s fun in the great outdoors, but after using Sawyer Permethrin to treat my boots, clothes and gear, I was amazed by the results.

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If you don’t like spraying on bug repellent, you might want to try the Sawyer Insect Repellent Lotion. It has a 20% picaridin formula that you simply rub onto your skin, and it provides protection against mosquitoes and ticks for up to 14 hours and protection against flies, gnats and chiggers for up to eight hours.

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