While I don’t like to use repellent, you should. Insect bites aren’t just itchy and uncomfortable; mosquitoes and other insects can transmit Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other nasty stuff.
In the latest tests by Consumer Reports, here are 4 top repellents to use this summer.
Sawyers Fisherman’s Formula ($9.99 from Cabela’s), with active ingredient 20 percent picaridin
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus, which contains 30 percent oil of lemon eucalyptus.
Both of the above non-DEET products repelled mosquitoes and ticks for at least 7 hours, Consumer Reports found.
Repel Scented Family (15 percent DEET)
Off! Deepwoods VIII (25 percent DEET)