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October 27, 2020  |  Tips & Guides  |  Insect Repellents

BuzzFeed: 34 Things For Anyone Who’s Terrified Of Bugs

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34 Things For Anyone Who’s Terrified Of Bugs

“You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.” —me to all the bugs in my apartment.

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25. An insect repellent made with picaridin instead of DEET that repels mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies — all without leaving behind a gross bug spray smell.

While picaridin isn’t always quite as effective as DEET against mosquitos, it is still a great alternative for anyone who hates the smell and texture of other sprays and lotions.

Promising review: “This is the absolute best bug repellent out there. My four-year-old son is severely allergic to mosquito bites. When he does get bit, they swell to the size of a half dollar, get hard and hot and often turn into a staph infection. Every summer he was getting antibiotic prescriptions and I was starting to get seriously worried. We tried so many bug sprays but they just didn’t work. My sweet baby is just irresistible. I took him to an allergist and he recommended Sawyer Picaridin. I have been so happy with this bug repellent. Since using this bug spray, we haven’t had to deal with a single bug bite and no more antibiotics!!” —Sarah R.

Get it Sawyer Picaridin on Amazon: the lotion for $8.95+ and the spray for $7.50+ (both available in multiple sizes, and the spray’s available as either a pump or an aerosol).

Finish reading Jonathon Mazzei’s full list here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jonathanmazzei/things-for-anyone-who-hates-bugs

 

 

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