Insects can be the most annoying creatures because they usually invade an area in large numbers and easily spread infectious diseases most of which are deadly. A lot of these insects thrive well in Tropical regions where the temperatures are warmer than the arctic. People living here have to constantly deal with the nuisance of insects. A few succumb to the pressure and leave such areas while others choose to deal with the problem head on. The latter adapt to their environments through buying insect repellents. Numerous companies put out various insect repellents in the market. Some, do work while others are just knock offs. This article will shed light on some of the best insect repellents released this year and hopefully help you make wiser choices.
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10. Repel 100 insect repellen
A quality insect repellent is not only one that is potent but also safe for use. It should neither be harmful to man nor the environment. Repel 100 has all these properties and more. It comes in a one fluid ounce bottle spray which makes it pretty easy to carry around when necessary. It is environment friendly making it ideal for spraying in outdoor events. Furthermore, it kills a wide range of insects from mosquitoes, ticks to even spiders.
9 Ovvio Oils insect repellent
Nothing beats a natural product. Packed in a brown one fluid ounce bottle, is a DEET free insect repellent. It has a wonderful natural scent and is safe for use in pets and in children’s rooms and play areas. The natural ingredients used in its formulation do an effective job when it comes to eradicating pests.
8. Mosquito bits
This product is different from other repellents in that it is not a spray. It is formulated as bits. What are those? You ask? Well, bits are small pieces of insecticides effective against eradicating mosquito in all its stages of metamorphism. They usually come in a large jar. They almost resemble cereals and therefore, they should be kept away from reach of children. Mosquito bits are ideal for use in areas with pools of water which may harbor mosquitoes. All you have to do is drop a few in the puddle and watch the mosquitoes die. The only drawback of bits is that they kill only mosquitoes.
7. Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus Insect repellent
Yet another DEET free product and therefore, safe to use in pets. It is made from natural products as such very safe. It comes in the form of a spray bottle. Once sprayed it lasts for over 6 hours which makes it quite economical. It is also one of the cheapest products out there in the market.
6. Cutter all family mosquitoes wipes
Another product from the Cutter company. This one is specifically designed for babies. Some sprays may not be ideal for babies of a certain age. Therefore, the other feasible solution is having the repellant in a wipe. The package is reusable and contains 15 wipes. When used on the skin they can repel insects without leaving a greasy feel.
5. 3M Ultrathon lotion
A lotion at last. It comes in a bottle which makes it appealing to female consumers. It uses the latest 3M technology and is said to last for more than 12 hours. The lotion is both water and sweat resistant as such is effective even in humid areas. So why not ditch your usual lotion and replace it with 3M Ultrathin?
4. Avon Skin So soft
If you are looking for an insect repellent with Aloe Vera in it then this one is just for you. Aside from aloe vera it also has sunscreen. These characteristics make it ideal for outdoor use. Avon, when applied on the skin is not- greasy and as such leaves no stain on your clothing. It is effective against a wide range of insects.
3. US Organic Antibug Spray
This spray comes in a 4-fluid ounce bottle. It is DEET free making it safe for use in children. While most sprays are applied either on the skin or hair, this one finds its application on clothes and shoes as well. We know insects love such places too. In addition, it is made from herbal products so it safe and exudes a herbal smell.
2. Mosquito Dunk
A product by Summit. It comes in a pack containing 20 tablets. These, when dropped in a swimming pool can clear all insects for a period of 30 days. Imagine? It is quite affordable and economical in the long haul. Its safety profile is quite good too. So once used in a pool do not be scared to skinny-dip.
1. Sawyer Products Premium Permethrin
While this product may be slightly on the upper end when it comes to price, it is not overpriced. In fact, you get a good value for your money. How? Firstly, it is odorless, not to say that other insect repellents smell bad but in my opinion repellents are not perfumes. Secondly, it comes as a spray that can be used on clothes and stays active for up to six weeks. It is also effective against numerous insects including mites. Try it today.
In conclusion, the above list gives a summary of the ten best insect repellents in 2018. Feel free to try these products out.