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Which insect repellent is the best against mosquitoes' bites?

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This may sound strange but it works. Get a pump "water" spray bottle, and mix 50/50 with water and Listerine mouthwash. It has to be the original "the yellow kind", then spray the area around you, examples - benches, chairs, the ground around your fire pit, the ground around the tent/door/window etc. Don't spray yourself or your tent (can ruin water repellent and/or the tent, and would make you smell like medicine) It's not very effective if you're hiking or moving around, but if you're staying in one area, like a campsite or your backyard, it's great. I sprayed my deck benches, chairs, railings and around the hot tub. Went from a bite every few minutes to a bite every few hours immediately. It works better than any commercial repellent I've ever tried. Asides, if it doesn't work on the kind of mosquitoes where you live, you'll only be out the price of the Listerine. Hope this helps, happy camping. Brother Grim.

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I personally find the Autan very satisfying. This brand provides several kinds of products in different forms, like long lasting protection sprays, pumps and wipes, after-bite gels and creams, baby sprays and sticks, aftersun lotions etc. And they are all particularly gentle on the skin, especially the Family Care.
Here is their website:
http://www.autan.com/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1

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