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Top 5 Best Chigger Repellents (2023 Review)

Chigger bites are some of the worst bug bites in the world, and not because they’re painful, because you don’t even feel it when it happens!

The intense itching that follows can last for two or three weeks and drive you crazy, clawing at yourself to get rid of them.

So if you’re looking for a repellent to keep chiggers away from you, your pets, and your family, you’re in the right place!

In this Today’s Homeowner product review guide, you’ll learn:

  • What are chigger repellents?
  • How do chigger repellents work?
  • How does one use chigger repellents?
  • And our #1 pick for the best chigger repellent!

Our Overall #1 Rated Pick

Natrapel Insect Repellent Spray

  • CDC-recommended for chiggers, mosquitoes, and other biting insects
  • Safe for children over two months of age
  • DEET-free formula

This insect repellent spray from Natrapel uses the best natural ingredients to repel chiggers and other biting pests. It’s DEET-free concentrated formula is CDC-approved, and it’s safe to use around children and pets.

Natrapel Insect Repellent Spray is safe to use on clothing, camping gear, and backpacks. This EPA-registered product even works well for mosquitoes. It’s convenient spray applicator also makes it easy to apply at any angle.

Find the full article written by Ed Spicer here.


September 27, 2023

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