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You Will Need
- DEET or picaridin
- Plant-oil ingredients
- Discount, drug or outdoor stores
- Internet access
- Controlled-release bug repellent (optional)
Buy controlled-release bug repellent for up to 10 hours of protection from mosquitoes and ticks.
Consider individual factors
Consider individual factors in bug repellent selection which may affect protection, such as personal chemistry and sweating levels.
Buy stronger concentrations
Buy products with stronger concentrations of active ingredients for protection in areas dense with insects.
Read the label
Read the product label to determine whether the product protects against bug species you expect to encounter.
Consider a plant-oil repellent
Consider a natural product with active plant-oil ingredients, such as citronella and oil of lemon eucalyptus for short periods outdoors.
Shop for bug repellents at discount, drug or outdoor stores and online, keeping a supply on hand so the next time you get an itch to barbecue or hike, the bugs won't be invited.