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The Best Mosquito Repellent for Camping

Chemical Free Mosquito Repellent

Did you know certain people are more prone to get bit by mosquitoes than others? Even if you don't fall into the group of those who mosquitoes seem to love more, you too can be bit by mosquitoes.

No matter who you are and where you are, it's best to be prepared. We're sharing the best bug sprays and all-natural repellents for the campsite, any other place you can find mosquitoes.

Bug Sprays and All-Natural Repellents for Campground Mosquito Control

Summer is the best season to spend time outside, but pesky bugs chase many people away from enjoying outdoor activities like camping. (You can learn about the lifecycle of mosquitoes and more here.) It can be difficult to fully enjoy nature when you’re constantly swatting at bugs and scratching bites. 

Fortunately, there are a lots of mosquito predators out there and even better a variety of effective bug repellents that help keep those bugs at bay. From traditional DEET-based sprays to natural bug repellents and other mosquito-control solutions for camping, this list includes the best products to help you find the right repellent for your camping needs. Explore some of the most effective solutions for the best campsite mosquito control.

Bug Sprays

Bug spray is the most common repellent campers use. The DEET chemical in the these sprays repels mosquitoes and other bugs and keeps them from biting. Here is our recommendation for effective and long-lasting sprays: 

  • Repel Insect Repellent Sportsmen Max Formula, 40% DEET (pump spray)
  • OFF! Deep Woods Insect Repellent
  • Cutter Backwoods Insect Repellent

All-Natural Mosquito Repellents

For people who want to avoid DEET, try these alternatives:

  • Burning sage in a campfire: This method gives off a citrusy scent that mosquitoes hate, driving them away from your campsite.
  • Bug repellent bracelets: These easy-to-wear, waterproof bands hold a capsule of essential oils that drive bugs away.
  • Natural mosquito repellent sticks: When burned, these sticks release strong essential oils into the atmosphere to keep bugs out of your campsite.
  • All-Natural Mosquito & Tick Repellent – Mist: Our great-smelling Mosquito & Tick Repellent now comes in an easy-to-apply mist that provides protection from mosquitoes for up to 6 hours.
  • All Natural Mosquito & Tick Repellent – Original Oil: The same effective all-natural protection with a pleasant scent, our original oil formula allows you to directly apply mosquito repellent exactly where you need it.

Mosquito Bracelets

Other Mosquito-Control Products

  • Bug Zappers and Lanterns: Bugs are attracted to the light and instantly die when they come into contact with Mosquito Zap Trap. Portable rechargeable zappers are available for camping without access to electricity
  • Clip-on mosquito repellent: These products diffuse pesticide metofluthrin into the air to repel bugs.

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