Consumer Reports recently released their top five mosquito repellants of 2020, and with so many of us planning to finally go out and enjoy our summer, it's probably best that we make plans to bathe in mosquito repellent that actually works. We aren't scared of Murder Hornets here, but we are scared of big ole mosquitos.

Every year without fail, my arms and legs suffer. Mosquitoes are all part of a club that wants to eat me alive. Wearing shorts and short sleeves is a must in the South, however, this always leads to bites, sores, scabs, and scars on my skin. Some mosquitos repellents just don't work on me.

Joe Conlon, a former Navy entomologist and technical adviser to the American Mosquito Control Association told Consumer Report “There’s a mind-boggling number of choices that you have to make, and it’s actually very important to pick the right product because it will be your best defense against some very serious diseases.”

Conlon is talking about scary diseases like Lyme disease and the Zika virus, both of which are carried by mosquitoes. One thing that we can all agree on is horrid itching after we get bitten by the pests of the south.

Here are the best of the best according to Consumer Reports.

Top 5 Mosquito Repellants

  1. 3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent
  2. All Terrain Herbal Armor Natural Insect Repellent
  3. All Terrain Kids Herbal Armor Natural Insect Repellent
  4. Avon Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Insect Repellent
  5. Babyganics Natural Insect Repellent