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Top 3 Best No See Ums Repellents (2023 Review)

No see ums are tiny biting flies, so small you almost can’t see them and definitely too small to squash them if you could.

If you start getting big red welts, don’t automatically assume it’s bed bugs. It is probably no see ums.

Because they’re too small to hit with a fly swatter or smash with your finger, you’ll have to find some other way to protect yourself from these tiny bloodsuckers.

The best way to protect yourself from these flying insects is to use an insect repellent.

In this Today’s Homeowner review, we’ll show you how to get rid of no see ums. We’ll look at repellents that use active ingredients such as DEET, Picaridin, Permethrin, and IR3535. We’ll also look at natural repellents.

Read the full article written by Ed Spicer here.


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