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10 Mosquito Repellents That Are Worth Your Money (and 2 That Aren’t)

Reader's Digest Logo By Rachel Sokol of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 12: 'DEET remains the standard repellent and is very effective,' says Grayson C. Brown, PhD, director, public health entomology laboratory, University of Kentucky. According to Brown, a mosquito repellent with a 30 percent DEET formulation is sufficient. 'Higher concentrations do not give proportionately higher levels of repellency.' Of all of the active ingredients found in standard mosquito repellent, Brown says DEET has the broadest range of effectiveness.' It also keeps ticks at bay. Prefer to keep it chemical free? Try these plants that are natural mosquito repellents.
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Sawyer Ultra 30 Insect Repellent

'DEET remains the standard repellent and is very effective,' says Grayson C. Brown, PhD, director, public health entomology laboratory, University of Kentucky. According to Brown, a mosquito repellent with a 30 percent DEET formulation is sufficient. 'Higher concentrations do not give proportionately higher levels of repellency.' Of all of the active ingredients found in standard mosquito repellent, Brown says DEET has the broadest range of effectiveness.' It also keeps ticks at bay. Prefer to keep it chemical free? Try these plants that are natural mosquito repellents.

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