The 5 best mosquito repellents of 2021, including candles and sprays

Effective mosquito prevention involves using products that repel insects, but also that you enjoy using.
These could be aerosol sprays or citronella candles, repellent wipes or even clothing that is mosquito-proof.

Our top choice, OFF! Deep Woods Insect Repellent uses DEET, and is one the most effective mosquito repellents.

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Many people are familiar with the joy of fighting off mosquitos. Mozzies are a nuisance outside pest that can be annoying no matter where you are, whether you are on a backpacking trip, camping, or just relaxing at home.

There are many repellents that can be used to keep them away, including aerosol sprays, wipes and citronella candles. These same remedies are available in a wide variety of forms as there is a large market for mosquito defense. Some brands even offer mosquito-proof clothing.

Since I can remember, I have been a popular mosquito attractant and have had many itchy and annoying bites. Growing up on the Oregon coast, I was familiar with the dance and song required to make me less of a mosquito buffet. Even though I live in New York City now, the same routine continues. I can't even get into my yard without being attacked by an army blood-hungry pests.

All this is to say that I have come to know mosquito repellents like I created them. I have tried almost all possible options and discovered a few products that I use every day during mosquito season. It's a solid mixture of sprays, clothes, and, when necessary, wipes.

Below are my top picks from Off!, Jack Wolfskin and Thermacell. Each of these brands have been tested and proven reliable by me.

These are the top mosquito repellents