Which mosquito repellant works best?

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Mosquito repellants will be on people's minds this summer.  Which is best? Wet weather means standing water which leads to mosquitos.   Having a pond can help somewhat because fish eat mosquito larvae,  A wet summer can make sitting outside in the backyard unenjoyable. Many bug sprays suggest they can repel mosquitos.  A recent article I found on the internet offers some great ideas for sprays that you can use now.    Check it out below

What's the Best Mosquito Repellent? How to Buy the Right One for You

These are the types of bug sprays that will protect you from bites.

By Lauren Oster and Emily Belfiore Published on March 24, 2022 Picking up a few bug bites used to be one of the summer's rites of passage. But actually, shielding yourself from ticks and mosquitoes is just as important as wearing sunscreen. "People used to hate to wear [insect] repellent, or say, 'Oh, I don't care about getting bitten,'" says Walter S. Leal, Ph.D., a chemical ecologist and professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis. While it's hard to determine why mosquitos decide to bite some people and not others, using a mosquito repellent can effectively lower your bite tally this summer and also keep you safe from the diseases they carry, including Zika virus, West Nile virus, malaria, Chikungunya virus, and dengue. Some will also shield you from other disease-carrying insects like ticks, which transmit Lyme's Disease. Whether you'll be spending your summer hiking and camping, hanging in the backyard, or lounging at the beach, protect yourself and your loved ones from pesky bug bites with the 10 best mosquito repellents. Here, you'll find top-rated options that have thousands of glowing reviews, plus our handy guide for finding the right one for you. Read more Not sure if you like the idea of using a spray when sitting in the backyard.  Consider a Thermacell patio shield.   I have used this and it works reasonably well and is relatively inexpensive.   The device is easy to use, has a cartridge and a pad and it starts by twisting the bottom which ignites the element under the chemically treated pad which sits on top.  Since these are wireless and you can buy replacement fuel and cartridges, it is an affordable way to repel mosquitos without having to be sprayed. Each unit will protect a radius around where you are sitting for about 15 guests.  I use a few of them when entertaining.