Instead of coating your skin with irritating liquids, consider protecting yourself with Insect Shield Repellent Work Wear when you work outside. According to the maker, the shirts, pants, overalls, and socks incorporate an EPA-registered technology that repels mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, and chiggers and remains effective through 70 machine-washings. Shirts and pants cost about $50 each, socks $17 a pair. Insect Shield International, 866/712-7110,  

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