Top 10 Considerations In The War On Bugs

Aerial assaults from mosquitoes, gnats, and other biting insects can ruin a fishing trip fast. No matter how hot the bite, it's easy to lose your composure, if not your mind, when a bloodthirsty swarm calls an air strike.


Worse, some of these pests — along with their crawling counterparts, such as deer, dog, and Lone Star ticks — carry nasty diseases including West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and St. Louis encephalitis, to name a few.


To protect your health and save your sanity, banish bugs with insect repellants that fit your style of fishing. Given the countless options on the market, we leaned on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other state, federal and medical sources to round up 10 key considerations to keep in mind when choosing your lines of defense.


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