These Repellents Will Best Protect You From Mosquito Bites

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 8:57 am
By: News 9

As concern about the Zika Virus grows, more people are turning to insect repellents. So which ones will best protect you from mosquito bites this summer?

"Consumer Reports" tested 16 different insect repellents to see which one worked best at keeping those annoying pests away. They found sprays labeled as "natural" were not very effective. Five out of six only lasted for about 90 minutes or less against the type of mosquito known to carry the Zika Virus.

The study showed the only "natural" product that worked well was "Repel Lemon Eucalyptus." Researchers found it kept mosquitoes away for up seven hours.

Other brands that "Consumer Reports" suggests using Sawyer 20 percent Picaridin and Ben's 30 percent DEET Tick and Insect Wilderness Formula.

It's also recommended that if used properly, most of these products are safe to use with children.