Our brainy cousins over at Consumer Reports test insect repellant… And yeah, people actually let mosquitos bite them in the name of science. It’s pretty nasty, we’re not going to lie. CR doesn’t want you to get West Nile, so they’ve made their ratings of insect repellents free on their site. We’ve grabbed the top three:
1. Off Deep Woods Sportsmen II (30% deet)
2. Cutter Backwoods Unscented (23% deet)
3. Off FamilyCare Smooth & Dry (15% deet)
All three are under $2.00 per ounce and (obviously) contain deet, so use caution when applying to children.
“You shouldn’t use repellent on infants and if you must use a bug spray on children, make sure its concentrations of deet are no higher than 30 percent and follow instructions carefully,” says Nicole Sarrubbo, associate editor, Consumer Reports. “Avoid sunscreens with insect repellent. Sunscreens are meant to be applied and reapplied liberally. You don’t want to expose yourself and your family to unnecessarily high concentrations of repellents.”
And here’s what you’re really interested in: video of human beings letting bugs bite them for your benefit: