I realize that at this time of year in the United States we aren't thinking about mosquitoes too much. I mean it is winter time and they aren't out. Still though, spring and summer are just around the corner and that means we'll be venturing out into the wild a bit more and when we get out there we will be met with those blood sucking bastards!

Most of us spray ourselves with some form of DEET spray to ward off mosquitoes, but I've found something that seems to work much better. I've still had mosquitoes bite me no matter if I've been sprayed or not, and there are tons of people who are allergic to DEET.

If you are looking for a DEET alternative, or just a better alternative insect repellent then I recommend getting an insect repelling bracelet! Ever since I've started to wear one I've noticed a significant drop in bug bites for myself and my kids.


Most bracelets last up to 200 hours, which is about 8 full days. Many come with resealable packages to make that time last a bit longer. Either way, these are pretty affordable, and you can get a pack of 10 for about $8.00.

If you live in an area with a significantly larger mosquito population, then I've heard that wearing one on your wrist, and one on your opposite ankle will usually still be more effective at keeping mosquitoes at bay than an insect repellent spray.

When mosquito season comes to your town, I suggest giving these a try instead of using the spray.

Have you used these before? Did they work for you? Let us know in the comments.