Best mosquito repellent?

Old Jul 8, 17, 9:15 pm
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Question Best mosquito repellent?

I tend to not use any and then end up using an after bite cream but it's not going so well since whenever I get bitten I get some kind of allergic reaction and red spots everywhere.
Would rather avoid this situation entirely.
What's the best mosquito bite repellent?
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Old Jul 8, 17, 9:25 pm
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Originally Posted by AlexanderRae View Post
I tend to not use any and then end up using an after bite cream but it's not going so well since whenever I get bitten I get some kind of allergic reaction and red spots everywhere.
Would rather avoid this situation entirely.
What's the best mosquito bite repellent?
Well when I lived in Vermont the one that was most effective was the stuff that made you smell like a telephone pole

Sawyer's Jungle Juice was a good back up.
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Old Jul 8, 17, 9:35 pm
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I like the Off! Deep Woods products. The foil wrapped towelettes are convenient for travel, while the small bottle of Maximum DDT concentration spray liquid performed well last summer in Rio (although I like to take a shower after coming inside for the night when I use something so strong).
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This is the best I have ever found.
https://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Produc...KQP0DVFTHPR0J4
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As much as one wishes for a low/non-toxic alternative and as much as various people try to make you believe that there are natural non-toxic alternatives, high-strength DEET (by brand, Muskol, J&J's Off!) is the only proven repellent that lasts for any length of time.

Scientists who study mosquito know it works but no one is exactly sure how it works.

Below is an interesting article about how mosquitos find a host (multiple ways, at least heat, CO2, scent, shape).

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...ellent/423672/
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I've always found Off to be very effective.
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Old Jul 9, 17, 2:40 pm
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I like Picaridin based products because it won't melt some plastics like high concentration DEET and works fairly well for me. I'm a mosquito magnet and Picaridin has worked well in a number of warm and humid climates. I like Natrapel which comes in spray and wipe format.
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In the military we used to mix SkinSoSoft with 1/2 rubbing alcohol. Worked pretty well.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 9:31 pm
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ODOMOS cream! 100% the best i have used, But as far as i know it is sold only in the Caribbean
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Jungle Formula for those in the UK and probably elsewhere. Took it to South America and had no problems.
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Originally Posted by freecia View Post
I like Picaridin based products because it won't melt some plastics like high concentration DEET and works fairly well for me. I'm a mosquito magnet and Picaridin has worked well in a number of warm and humid climates. I like Natrapel which comes in spray and wipe format.
I agree and also prefer picaridin over DEET. I would also recommend Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent as it has always worked well for me.

For a DEET version I would suggest Benís 30% DEET. Their wipes version makes it pretty easy to carry.

I would also recommend treating your clothes - I find that Sawyer Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent works the best and doesnít leave any obnoxious smell.


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Old Jul 4, 18, 12:30 am
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+1 for the Sawyer repellent. Mosquitoes seem to love me, even indoors. This stuff keeps them away.
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Old May 10, 19, 1:20 am
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Sawyer repellent. This thing totally works.
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Old May 20, 19, 12:24 pm
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Is there a repellent and sun screen combination ?

Water resistant would be nice.
Mosquitoes love me , but I sweat a lot and the repellent does not last a long time.
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