TULSA, Okla - You want to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquitos, but where to begin?
With so many products out there, choosing the right ones can be daunting.
Westlake Ace Hardware General Manager Gary Sanders says he’s had good luck at own his house with Cutter Backyard Bug Control.
“You can spray around you shrubs…around the perimeter of the house,” Sanders says.
The Centers for Disease Control says products containing DEET and Picaridin typically provide longer-lasting protection than other products.
Sanders says, “The Cutter line and the Off line have items that are directed more for heavy duty if you're going to be out camping or if you live in an area where there's a lot of stagnant water...those are probably your best products. Off has a new Clip-On Insect Repellent. We've used them in our garden center with our cashiers out there. They seem to be pretty effective."
Sander’s recommends that parents of young children pay very close attention to the ingredients of the product you're buying to fend off mosquitos.
“You don’t want to get something with harsh chemicals if you’re going to be spraying it on a young child or an infant.”