Yup, do nothing bands.2. Wristbands
These wearable repellent devices are marketed as being safer because you don't have to rub anything on your skin.
But scientists who have tested these products have found them to be ineffective. In a 2017 study in the Journal of Insect Science, researchers found they had no significant effect in repelling mosquitoes. (Past CR tests of these items have found similar results.)
“It’s not that they don’t contain mosquito repellents,” says Immo Hansen, PhD, an author of the study and professor of biology at New Mexico State University. But “wearing a bracelet to protect your whole body from mosquitoes,” he says, is just not enough.
In 2016, the Federal Trade Commission fined one wristband maker, Viatek, $300,000 for deceptive marketing of its Mosquito Shield Bands. The commission says the company's claims that the bands protect against mosquitoes were not backed by scientific evidence.