For a gentler way to repel mosquitoes, try the Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent. This product is safe for use by the entire family and has a gentle lotion formula that protects you from biting insects without the need for DEET. This long-lasting product not only repels mosquitoes but also keeps away ticks, keeping you safe from tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease. It works for up to 14 hours against mosquitoes, while you can expect it to work for up to eight hours for gnats, chiggers and flies. It has a fragrance-free formula that uses 20 percent Picaridin, which is far more effective as a repellent against biting flies than DEET. Because it dries quickly and doesn’t have a greasy formula, it can be worn all day long without being uncomfortable. The formula won’t damage any synthetic coatings or plastic, so it can be used on belongings such as clothing, sunglasses, backpacks, fishing poles and more to keep bugs away from you entirely.