Best Skeeter Bug Spray
Don’t know about y’all, but I can’t stand mosquitoes and sand gnats, aka no see ums. I’ll start a fire when the temp is 90 degrees and sit in the smoke just to get some relief. What really sucks is rubbing on repellent that has the consistency of peanut oil on your sandy, sweaty skin.
I’ve yet to find a product that holds up to my expectations, though in my experience, if it doesn’t have Deet is effectiveness is very limited. I’ve never had a reaction to Deet so if the bottle or can doesn’t indicate Deet as an ingredient I don’t buy it. Will let the rest of y’all test the natural stuff and tell me what may work.
With that said, my favorite Skeeter Bug Spray is OFF family care. Mostly because It goes on dry so you don’t get the greasy affect during application. It is as effective as any repellent I have ever used for the first hour. Guess the side affect of going on dry is it doesn’t last as long. That’s ok with me, I keep the can near by and once an hour application is worth not rubbing grease on. Off family care has 15% Deet.
One thing I have learned researching bug sprays is that Deet’s effectiveness kind of peaks at 10%. So the difference between 10 and 90% Deet is minimal.
OFF family care can leave a white powder on you cloths but if you’re like me, who cares? It doesn’t stain and most of the time you can just rub it off.
My final take is, Off family care is a Skeeter Bug Spray that works as well as anything else I have used and you don’t dread spraying it on. Actually, because I don’t mind applying it, I do so more often which makes it more effective.
Please let me know if you have found the repellent silver bullet. I will try it and if it works better, I will replace my recommendation for Off family care in a heart beat.