More effective at repelling biting flies than DEET, Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent with 20 Percent Picaridin is also effective against the Yellow Fever Mosquito, which can transmit the Zika Virus. Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent was also reviewed by Consumer Reports as the Fisherman's Formula in its list of safe and effective insect repellents (February 2016).
Available as both a spray and lotion, Sawyer's Picaridin-based insect repellent is safe to use on the whole family, and it's great for applying to skin as well clothing, outdoor gear, and more. It offers effective protection against common disease carrying nuisances like mosquitoes and ticks, and Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent is also is effective at repelling biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies.
The long-lasting topical spray with 20 percent Picaridin is effective for up to 12 hours against mosquitoes and ticks (14 hours for lotion), and and both provide up to 8 hours of protection against biting flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies. The non-greasy spray and lotion have a pleasant low odor that evaporates when dry, and they won't damage plastics of synthetic coatings.
Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent is safe for use on clothing, backpacks, synthetic fabrics, watches, sunglasses, and more. It's available in a 4-ounce spray bottle, airline approved 3-ounce spray bottle, easily pocketable 0.5-ounce pen spray tube, and 4-ounce lotion bottle. Color of bottle may vary. Since 1984, Sawyer Products has offered one of the best, most technologically advanced solutions for protection against sun, bugs, water, and injuries.