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They Won’t Bite

Some bugs you want to attract.


Along with last week’s record-breaking heat and humidity came that other unavoidable scourge of summer: bugs. (You could almost hear the city collectively swatting itself.) Fend off the intruders—including mosquitoes, gnats, black flies, and ants—with a deet-free insect spray that actually works. Herbal Armor uses ingredients like cedar, peppermint, and citronella in lieu of foul-smelling chemicals ($8.99 for four ounces at Eastern Mountain Sports, 591 Broadway, nr. Houston St.; 212-966-8730). And because it’s sweat- and water-resistant, you won’t have to carry it around all day for frequent re-ups. For more bug-inspired products, click ahead.


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