Consumer Reports has compiled a list of the best mosquito repellents. They tested 15, and only 5 measured up as products worth trying.
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1. Sawyer Fisherman's Formula Picaridin
Sawyer was named one of the three most effective repellents. It has the highest overall score, 96 out of 100, and it's active ingredient is 20 percent picaridin. This pump spray will repel mosquitoes for a full eight hours.
2. Repel Lemon Eucalyptus
This pump spray has an overall score of 87 out 100. It contains oil of lemon eucalyptus and is effective for seven hours.
3. Repel Scented Family
Repel Scented Family contains 15 percent deet and has an overall score of 82 out of 100, making it third on Consumer Reports' list.
4. Natrapel 8 Hour
Number four on the list's active ingredient is 20 percent picaridin and it has a score of 81 out of 100. Consumer Reports named Natrapel 8 Hour one of the three most effective repellents, along with Sawyer Fisherman's Formula Picaridin and Off! Deepwoods VIII.
5. Off! Deepwoods VIII
While most of the other repellents on this list contain picaridin as their leading active ingredient, Off! includes deet. It comes as an aerosol spray and has an overall score of 74.
The 10 other products that Consumer Reports tested were only effective against mosquitoes for up to three hours, with many lasting a mere half hour.
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