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Top 5 Best Mosquito Repellent Products

Mosquitos are not just annoying bloodsuckers. They are considered as the world’s most dangerous insect because they carry devastating diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever, etc., which kill more than a million individuals a year. So you should take measures to avoid getting bitten by them.

Having a great bug repellent or bug spray is one of the ways to keep mosquitos at bay. There are more than enough mosquito repellent products in the market from which to choose and sometimes the option can be quite overwhelming. The most common and effective are products containing diethyltoluamide (DEET). DEET is powerful enough to protect humans from bugs but this ingredient can be detrimental to aquatic animals such as fish.


So if you have aquatic pets, it would be better to find products containing permethrin and picaridin. This ingredient can also be toxic for your furry pets including dogs and cats. It can cause skin irritation, seizures, and vomiting. If you applied a DEET repellent, make sure your pets won’t lick your skin where you applied the product because it may poison them. If they do accidentally lick you, immediately bring the animal to the vet.

While DEET, picaridin, and other chemical bugs are proven effective at repelling harmful mosquitos, they also have some drawbacks such as having a terrible smell and possibly messing up your clothes. If you do not like chemical bug spray, eco-friendly options are also available in the market. 

1. Off! Deep Woods

OFF! is one of the most popular providers of bug repellents in the market today and there’s a good reason behind it. They are indeed producing products that work. If using products with DEET is perfectly fine for you, then the Deep Woods Bug Spray by OFF! is a worthy choice. This product contains 25% of concentrated DEET. Despite the percentage of DEET, this product has amazingly a palatable fragrance like a hint of pine (but the smell might still vary).

OFF! Deep Woods is also easy to apply. The aerosol spray is not heavy, uncontrollable or drippy, unlike other DEET mosquito repellent products. It also contains just enough product for fast coverage when spraying. A little spray of this product can already go a long way so it will be better if you spray just once and spread the repellent around using your hand. It works for up to eight hours.

It is important to remember, however, that this product contains DEET which is toxic to marine animals. So if you are a fisherman, love fishing, or have aquatic pets, be careful using it. Also, keep it away from your kids because if they accidentally ingest it, they may become sick.

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