Costa Rica News – Are you looking to come on vacation to Costa Rica and a little worried about Zika. You might want to pack one of the below.
Consumer Reports compiled a list of the best mosquito repellents and, of the 15 they tested, five measured up as products worth trying.
Sawyer Fisherman’s Formula Picaridin
Sawyer was named one of the three most effective repellents. This pump spray will repel mosquitoes for a full eight hours.
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus
This pump spray contains oil of lemon eucalyptus and is effective for seven hours.
Repel Scented Family
Repel Scented Family contains 15 percent deet and comes as an aerosol spray.
Natrapel 8 Hour
Natrapel 8 Hour’s active ingredient is 20 percent picaridin. Consumer Reports named Natrapel 8 Hour one of the three most effective repellents, along with Sawyer Fisherman’s Formula Picaridin and Off! Deepwoods VIII.
Off! Deepwoods VIII
While most of the other repellents on this list contain picaridin as their leading active ingredient, Off! includes deet. It comes as an aerosol spray.
The 10 other products that Consumer Reports tested were only effective against mosquitoes for up to three hours, with many lasting a mere half hour.
From Today.com, Edited by Dan Stevens