We need to remember that mosquito bites can be more than just a nuisance:
CA's "1st" death of the summer from West Nile just occurred in San Louis Obispo county. As of Friday (7/9/21), state public health officials said the virus has been found in 45 dead birds from six counties and in 177 mosquito samples from 13 counties in CA.
West Nile virus is California’s most common and serious vector-borne disease. More than 7,000 cases have been reported since 2003 and more than 300 people have died.
Mosquitos and West Nile are not limited to California.
I do keep several bottles of Natural Insect Repellent at hand- feels like wearing a seat belt!
So non-toxic, I spray it liberally all over all my exposed skin, including face. Also safe for childrens' skin and pets.