Mosquito Repellant

Well with zika running rampant, Consumer Reports published their list of the best repellants.
The best appears to be:

  • 20% picaridin used in Sawyer Picaridin
  • good ol’30% Deet in the Ben’s 30%. (I still have some 100% deet in a bag somewhere, imagine how powerful that is) a close second.
  • Finally there is Repel Lemon Eucalyptus which is not quite as effective but perhaps a bit more natural.

They didn’t test it but I imagine:

  • the 100% Deet is even more effective, but dangerous. Both the Picaridin and the Deet are bad for clothing, so cover up and only apply on exposed skin.
  • 3M Ultrathon has a product which is 33% Deet and uses a time release formula for the military
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