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Insect Repellent Rules

Nowadays with all the different diseases mosquitos and ticks can transmit, you really don’t have any other choice than to wear bug spray. However, simply absentmindedly spraying yourself apparently doesn’t quite cut it. There is in fact a right and wrong way to use this stuff..I know, as if we really needed more to deal with. Here are some tips on how to correctly apply your insect repellent.

Always put on sunscreen first. Experts recommend that you don’t use a product that combines these two. You must first apply the sunscreen. Wait for it to absorb, and then you can spray yourself silly.

Don’t spray under your clothes. According to officials, this is not only pointless, but actually makes you more likely to get bitten. It’s a good idea to wear long sleeves and pants, and you can actually spray insect repellent on top of your clothing, but beware spraying it underneath!

The ankles and knees are apparently hot spots for mosquitos. These areas tend to be neglected, so don’t forget them! I think you can handle the rest.

Do you know how to put on your insect repellent? What is your favorite insect repellent?