The top-rated mosquito and bug repellents on Amazon: 'I can finally enjoy my patio again!'
One of the best parts about summer is spending more time outdoors. But whether you’re camping, hiking, swimming or lounging by the pool, pesky bugs are ready to attack so protection is key.
From Zika-carrying mosquitos to Lyme-carrying ticks, a reliable bug repellent is a must for the summer season. Some of the more popular options include ingredients like DEET or picaridin, which are approved with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
But which brand is the best?
We turned to the shoppers at Amazon and rounded up the best mosquito repellents and bug sprays that fall into the best-seller and top-rated categories. Shop the top repellents to keep those pesky bugs away all summer long, below.
See the full list by Adrianna Barrionuevo on Yahoo's website here.
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Depending on where you travel, you may want to pack bug spray, too. In places like Florida and North Carolina, summers get buggy, and you’ll be happy to have packed a spray on nights when you want to sit on the porch or dine outdoors.
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Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.