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Best Mosquito Repellent

Published Jun 20th, 2019 3:47PM EDT

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Don’t slap at your neck and arms anymore. With these tested mosquito repellents, there’s no need to constantly be hearing buzzing in your ears or scratching at your bites well after you’ve come inside. There aren’t many things more annoying than being bitten by mosquitoes, especially when all you want is to spend a nice summer evening outdoors or a weekend away camping with your family. Protect yourself and your loved ones from getting covered by mosquito bites by trying out these proven repellents. The sooner you grab one of these, the sooner you can stop feeling itchy and get back to enjoying your time outside

Best Mosquito Repellent Lotion

Containing 34.34% DEET, 3M SRL-12 Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion provides superior protection against insects. It will last up to 12 hours, shielding you and your skin. It is proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, flies, among others. It will protect you from insects carrying diseases such as Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever, Chikungunya or Lyme Disease. It is built with time-release technology that spreads out its distribution, protecting you longer. Plus, it comes in a 2 oz. tube that is TSA-approved, allowing you to bring it on trips. A single tube can last up to five years, meaning you can stock up now and enjoy continuous use for half a decade.

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Best Mosquito Repellent Spray

If you’re heading out on a hunting trip, grab a bottle of Sawyer Products Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent and focus on your hunt rather than the bugs around you. It is odorless once it dries and lasts up to six weeks or six washings. Spray it on your tent, clothes, outdoor gear, or furniture for continuous protection. It won’t stain or damage any fabric. It protects against mosquitos, ticks, chiggers, and mites, to name a few, and is as effective as 100% DEET. The 12-oz. can will completely cover two outfits.

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Best Mosquito Control Solution

Stopping a mosquito problem at the source, Summit…responsible solutions Mosquito Bits kill mosquito larvae before they hatch. The bits are corn cob granules coated in Bti, an EPA-friendly toxin that has no effect on humans. Sprinkling the bits on soil surface, water garden, or a bird bath where larvae are present, it will prevent mosquitoes and fungus gnats from appearing. One jug can treat up to 8,000 sq. ft. The bits won’t stick around long, as they dissolve in the area they are placed. If your backyard has a swampy area, or you’re planting new pots, sprinkling some of the Mosquito Bits will help keep your home clean.

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