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Protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting bugs with a safe and effective insect repellent.

View our ratings and reviews, and browse our Buying Guide to find the best insect repellents.

Insect repellent Ratings

Insect Repellents

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Insect repellents Buying Guide

Lyme. West Nile. Zika. The list of insect-borne diseases to worry about seems to get longer—and scarier—every year. Whether you're enjoying the great outdoors in your own backyard or on a tropical island, when you apply insect repellent, you want the best, most effective protection from biting bugs.

Our Ratings identify which products work best against Aedes mosquitoes (the aggressive mosquitoes that tend to bite during the day and that can spread Zika) as well as against Culex mosquitoes (nighttime biters that can spread West Nile) and deer ticks (which can carry Lyme and other diseases).

And choosing the right repellent matters: Our top products warded off all three of those insects for at least 7 hours, while some of our lowest-scoring ones failed almost immediately, especially against Aedes mosquitoes.

Check out our picks; they'll help take the sting out of summer.