I'm a walking bug banquet. Mosquitoes and gnats flock to my flavor, preferring me to my husband. Repel Insect Repellent helps me close down the bug buffet and work comfortably outdoors for hours. It works effectively on my grandchildren, who are like deserts on the bug buffet. A few minutes before I go out to do chores, I spray on Sportsmen Max with 40% DEET. The spiders use their webs as radio transmitters to broadcast my location, so I need to be prepared ahead. I know those mosquitoes are out there waiting, and I plan to spoil their day. West Nile disease, common in this area,is spread by mosquitoes. Repel keeps me bite free for up to four hours. The mosquitoes buzz up and zing away when they get withing six to eight inches of me. Can they smell it? I don't know, and don't care as long as it works! Ticks are a serious problem, as we live on heavily forrested land. I began spraying my hat when I discovered ticks can drop off onto people from trees and bushes. My shoes and ankles get doused to protect against ground level bugs. No lyme disease for me, either. Not only does Repel Sportsmen Max keep me free of itchy bites, but it repells disease as well. Don't go outside for work or play without it.