Nothing will break up an outdoor party faster than a swarm of mosquitoes. These insects prefer areas that have a high level of moisture or water, which is why you’ll find the bugs hanging out near your swimming pool and even puddles of water left after a recent storm. Though some think mosquitoes only come out at night, those bugs can wreak havoc on your lawn and patio early in the morning or in the middle of the day. With one of the top 10 best insect repellents, you can now protect yourself, family and friends from mosquitoes and other insects that fly and bite.
1. Summit 20-Pack Mosquito Dunk
Having a fish pond or swimming pool in your yard can add value to the property, but those water features will also increase the number of mosquitoes and other bugs hanging out too. Summit makes Mosquito Dunk, which is a new product that eliminates mosquitoes living in or near those water features. Each package comes with 20 tablets that you can safely use in ponds, water troughs and other areas to kill mosquitoes and similar bugs for up to 30 days.
2. Avon SKIN-SO-SOFT Bug Guard PLUS Insect Repellent Moisturizing Lotion
Keep the insects from biting you with an application of Skin-So-Soft Insect Repellent Moisturizing Lotion from Avon. Avon patented its Skin-So-Soft line of products decades ago to hydrate and moisturize the skin of users before discovering it worked well to repel bugs too. This six ounce bottle comes in the company’s newer Gentle Breeze fragrance, which has a light scent completely unlike other bug sprays. Skin-So-Soft is safe to use on kids and pets.
3. Mosquito Bits
When you have standing water or puddles of water around your house, getting rid of that water is almost impossible. Most people just wait for the sun to come out and dry those puddles. Any type of standing water left in your lawn though can lead to mosquitoes attacking. Mosquito Bits is a unique product designed to kill those bugs. Just drop a few of the specially formulated bits inside the jar into each of your puddles to kill adult and infant mosquitoes.
4. Repel 100 Insect Repellent
Repel 100 Insect Repellent is one of the few products on the market that lasts for an impressive 10 hours. Great for using around the house, this is the spray that you’ll want to take on camping trips and outdoor adventures too. As it comes in a one ounce bottle, it’s great for giving you the protection that you need without wasting a lot of space in your bag.
5. California Baby Bug Repellant Spray
Insect repellents designed for use on adults aren’t always suitable for using on kids or babies. California Baby now makes this repellent that is safe enough and gentle enough to use on kids of all ages. Made from citronella and other natural ingredients, it has a light scent that parents and kids love. California Baby designed this product to be free of harmful toxins and potentially dangerous chemicals, and it won’t irritate or aggravate the skin.
6. Cutter Skinsations Insect Repellent Pump Spray
Get the protection that you need from annoying mosquitoes without irritating your skin with a bottle of Cutter Skinsations insect repellent. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention actually gave Cutter its seal of approval for this product because it repels biting insects for hours. The unique formula, which contains both vitamin E and aloe, wards off mosquitoes that carry serious diseases and works well to repel insects like chiggers, fleas and flies too.
7. Babyganics Natural Insect Repellent
Babyganics is a unique company that manufactures and sells products that contain natural ingredients and are safe for use on babies like this natural insect repellent. It lacks the toxins and chemicals found in other similar products, including DEET and artificial colors. The manufacturer added essential oils to the formula that natural repel mosquitoes and other insects. Citronella, peppermint, rosemary and other essential oils give this insect repellent a light and fragrant scent that many parents will love.
8. US Organic Anti Bug Spray
US Organic makes a simple bug repellent called Anti Bug Spray that online reviewers voted as one of the best products of its type. While you can spray this repellent on your skin and hair, you can also apply the liquid to your shoes and clothing to keep insects from getting inside your clothing. Free from DEET and other chemicals, this insect repellent uses only certified organic ingredients that give it a slightly herbal fragrance.
9. Cutter All Family 15 Count Insect Repellent Mosquito Wipes
Applying insect repellent to a squirming child or baby is so hard that you might just stay inside, but Cutter now makes wipes that work just like a spray. Cutter All Family Wipes come in a reusable package that has 15 wipes inside. Each package features a mixture of ingredients that includes DEET. The CDC approved DEET as an insect repellent. The soft wipes let you coat your skin with the repellent without leaving a greasy film behind.
10. Burt’s Bees All-Natural Herbal Insect Repellent
Keep your family safe while on the go with Burt’s Bees All-Natural Herbal Insect Repellent. This all-natural insect repellent is made with lemongrass, citronella and soybean oils, noted to be some of the safest, most effective ingredients nature has to offer. This all-natural insect repellent is also safe for children and pets too. Burt’s Bees All-Natural Herbal Insect Repellent is pH balanced, contains no phthalates, is paraben free and a biodegradable formula.