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21 Best Mosquito Repellents In Singapore With Options For Kids And Babies

Despite the drier weather that we’ve observed in the last two weeks of September, Singapore could be seeing more rainfall over these coming few months due to a possible La Niña effect. 

With more rainfall, comes the concern of mosquitoes and a dengue outbreak. According to Channel News Asia, the number of dengue cases in 2020 as of July (17,249) has already exceeded the total number of cases observed in 2019 (15,998).

Thus, to help you ward off these bugs, we’ve collated a list of 21 best mosquito repellents you can get in Singapore that are also safe for use on children and infants!

Editor’s Choice

Best Long-wear Mosquito Repellent:
NeutriCare Mosquito Repellent Patch
Most Natural Mosquito Repellent:
Himawari Mosquito Repellent
3 packs of 12 piece NeutriCare mosquito repellent patch
2 bottles of Himawari mosquito repellent spray
Price: $8.40Price: $9.90
Among this list of mosquito repellent patches and sprays, NeutriCare’s patches boast the longest protection of up to 12 hours.

Thus, it makes a great option for anyone planning to be outdoors over an extended period of time!
Himawari’s mosquito repellent is made from all-natural, organic ingredients. Its simple blend of citronella, lavender, peppermint essential oils and purified water makes it suitable for kids, infants and even pregnant mothers to use!
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Best Mosquito Repellent For Kids:
Babyganics Natural Insect Repellent
Best Mosquito Repellent Device:
PowerPac Power Strike
Babyganics insect repellent with cap
PowerPac twin suction fan mosquito repellent device
Price: $25.25Price: $69.90
Babyganics Natural Insect Repellent is a DEET-free, all-natural product that infuses essential oils from 7 different plants.

The lack of parabens and other chemicals means that it's gentle on the skin, making it the best mosquito repellent for kids and infants to use!
While this is the most expensive option on the list, its suction fans provide additional assurance to buyers that the mosquitoes in their home will be eradicated.

It’s also a chemical and odour-free option that can be used all day!
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Mosquito Repellent Air Freshener

Mosquito repellent air fresheners are easy to set up. Ensure that the filter is in contact with the liquid before capping the lid and you’re good to go!

1. Sawaday Mos-Bye ($6.90)

Sawaday Mos-Bye Mosquito Repellent Air Freshener in Chamomile
 Safe for kids

Features
• DEET-free
• No artificial ingredients
• Lasts for up to 2 months

Most people wouldn’t instantly associate a mosquito repellent with an air freshener. However, Sawaday came up with Mos-Bye to not only keep your home smelling fresh, but also chase mosquitoes away.

Currently, you can choose from 3 scents – chamomile, lavender and lemongrass and it can last for up to 2 months depending on your usage.

Mosquito Repellent Patch

Mosquito repellent patches are incredibly convenient and easy to use. All you need to do is to stick them on your clothes, but do take note to avoid sticking them directly on your skin.

2. Pigeon Mosquito Repellent Patch ($7.90)

Pigeon brand mosquito repellent patch
 Safe for kids and babies

Features
• Made from citronella oil
• Lasts for up to 6 hours

This patch contains essential oils from the citronella plant, a natural herb with a citrus aroma. It’s suitable for infants and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Aside from sticking it onto your child’s clothes, Pigeon’s mosquito repellent patches can also be pasted on your stroller. This is useful if you’re hoping to keep it out of reach of your baby.

3. NeutriCare All Natural Mosquito Repellent Patch ($8.40)

3 packs of 12 piece NeutriCare mosquito repellent patch
 Safe for kids and babies

Features
• DEET-free
• Natural ingredients
• Lasts for up to 12 hours

NeutriCare’s mosquito repellent patch is clinically proven to keep breeds like Aedes, Culex and Anopheles mosquitoes away. These species are responsible for the Zika virus, dengue fever and malaria respectively.

This patch provides 12-hour long protection, which is double that of the Pigeon brand. If you need a patch for extended wear, this is a great option for you!

4. Tiger Balm Mosquito Repellent Patch ($8.50)

Tiger Balm mosquito repellent patch
 Safe for kids

Features
• DEET-free
• Natural ingredients
• Long-lasting protection

Tiger Balm is a household name among Singaporeans. While it’s traditionally known for its ointments, it has become a popular brand for mosquito repellents as well.

Unlike other brands, Tiger Balm’s repellent patch doesn’t state in detail how long each patch can last. If this is a concern for you, you may prefer to stick to NeutriCare’s patches instead.

Mosquito Repellent Spray

Mosquito repellent sprays are great for outdoor use but aren’t as travel-friendly as patches. 

You can spray the formulation directly on your skin and/or clothing, but be careful not to let it come into contact with your eyes or mouth.

5. Tiger Balm Mosquito Repellent Spray ($7.90)

Tiger Balm mosquito repellent spray bottle
 Safe for kids above 2 years old

Features
• DEET-free
• Natural ingredients

Aside from patches, Tiger Balm also offers mosquito repellent sprays. Their sprays have similar features to their patches as they’re also DEET-free and all-natural.

They’re formulated using the brand’s unique blend which contains citronella oil to ward off mosquitoes.

6. NetCare Lemongrass Insect Repellent – Serai Wangi ($7.90)

NetCare lemongrass insect repellent spray

Features
• Keeps all sorts of insects away including mosquitoes
• Can be used as an air freshener or surface cleanser

This insect repellent is a multi-use product that also serves as an air freshener and surface cleanser. Its lemongrass fragrance helps to get rid of odours and can be diluted with water to clean the floor and furniture surfaces.

7. Three Star Brand Natural Mosquito Repellent Spray ($8.80)

Three Star brand mosquito repellent spray in citronella scent

Features
• Made in Singapore
• Natural ingredients
• Soothing effect on the skin

Three Star Brand’s mosquito repellent spray is proudly made in Singapore! It contains essential oils from plants such as peppermint and eucalyptus.

The spray also creates a soothing effect on the skin with a layer of moisture, making it great for the hot weather! It’s available in 3 different scents – lavender, lemon and citronella.

8. OFF! Active® Insect Repellent ($9.20)

OFF! insect repellent spray bottle

Features
• 15% DEET
• Sweat-resistant
• Lasts for up to 5 hours

This DEET insect repellent is the ideal option for outdoor activities due to its sweat-resistant properties. 

It helps to repel a variety of bugs including mosquitoes, flies and gnats. In particular, it’s capable of protecting against mosquito breeds that carry zika, dengue fever or the West Nile virus.

9. Hansaplast Anti-Insect Spray ($9.90)

Hansaplast insect repellent spray bottle

Features
• Skin-friendly formulation
• Lasts for up to 6 hours

The popular plaster brand, Hansaplast, has created its own line of anti-insect spray to protect against mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs.

Its formula has been dermatologically tested to be safe for use on your skin and offers lasting protection of up to 6 hours.

10. Himawari Mosquito Repellent ($9.90)

2 bottles of Himawari mosquito repellent spray
 Safe for kids, babies and pregnant mothers

Features
• DEET-free
• Plant-based natural and organic ingredients
• Lasts for up to 3 hours

Himawari is one of the few brands to offer mosquito repellents for pregnant mothers. Its natural and organic formula contains essential oils from lavender, citronella and peppermint plants. Thus, it’s a great option for those who are searching for an all-natural mosquito repellent.

11. California Baby Natural Bug Blend ($11.90)

California Baby natural bug blend bottle spray
 Safe for kids and babies

Features
• DEET-free
• Natural, organic and sustainably-grown ingredients
• Hypoallergenic

California Baby’s bug repellent works against different bugs such as mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. It’s made from natural and organic ingredients that are sustainably grown.

Additionally, its formulation doesn’t irritate the skin and is hypoallergenic, making it safe for individuals with sensitive skin.

12. Ollie Natural Mosquito Repellent Spray ($12.00)

Ollie mosquito repellent spray bottle
 Safe for kids

Features
• Natural ingredients
• Made with pure, essential oils

This mosquito repellent spray is made from a combination of 10 different essential oils including lemon eucalyptus, cedarwood and tea tree oils.

Aside from its natural ingredients, the product is also chemical-free, making it safe for children to use.

13. Babyganics Natural Insect Repellent ($25.25)

Babyganics insect repellent with cap
 Safe for kids and babies

Features
• DEET-free
• Natural ingredients
• Free of chemicals like parabens, phthalates and sulfates

Apart from the typical essential oils like citronella and peppermint, Babyganics’ insect repellent infuses soybean and geranium oil into its formulation.

It’s also free of harmful and controversial chemicals such as parabens and sulfates, which could cause irritation to the skin or even more serious side effects such as cancer.

14. Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent ($25.90)

Sawyer picaridin insect repellent bottle spray
 Safe for kids, babies (2 months and older) and pregnant mothers

Features
• 20% picaridin
• Light odour
• Lasts for up to 12 hours

While many of the mosquito repellents on this list are DEET-free or made of natural ingredients, this insect repellent contains picaridin, a chemical that’s highly effective against insects.

Despite its use of chemicals, this product has been approved for use on pregnant mothers, children and babies (2 months and older).

15. Ben’s DEET Insect Repellent Spray ($34.80)

Ben's 30% DEET insect repellent spray bottle

Features
• 30% DEET
• Water-based formula

Ben’s 30% DEET insect repellent spray is designed for highly active individuals. It’s also known to repel mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus.

The water-based, alcohol-free formula ensures that it doesn’t leave a sticky residue or dry your skin out after use.

Electric Mosquito Repellent

If you’re searching for a mosquito repellent solely for indoor use, these electric products are a great option for your home.

You can just plug them into a power source and they’ll work their magic!

16. Baygon Liquid Electric Mosquito Repellent ($10.40)

Baygon liquid electric mosquito repellent
 Safe for kids

Features
• Liquid vaporiser
• Odourless
• Lasts for up to 1 month

Baygon is the trusted brand for insecticides in many households. Thus, it’s no surprise that they have also created an electric product to repel mosquitoes.

This product is a quiet, odourless liquid vaporiser that’s safe for use around children. It can even be left on for the entire night!

17. PowerPac Ultrasonic Insect Repellent ($29.90)

PowerPac ultrasonic insect repellent device

Features
• Repels insects with ultrasonic waves
• Quiet
• 24-hour protection
• Energy-saving

This insect repellent by PowerPac is unlike any other. The tiny device releases ultrasonic waves that are meant to chase away insects such as mosquitoes, crickets and houseflies. 

It’s effective up to a radius of 200 square meters and can be kept on for an entire day.

18. Xiaomi Mijia Mosquito Repellent ($36.90)

Xiaomi Mijia mosquito repellent device white

Features
• Quiet; less than 22dB
• Lasts for up to 3 months

Unlike other mosquito repellent devices, this device is powered by batteries. Thus, it doesn’t have to be situated near a power socket and can be placed anywhere around the house.

It’s also a smart device that can be switched on or off with the help of the Mi Home application.

19. PowerPac Electronic Mosquito Repellent ($37.90)

PowerPac electric mosquito repellent

Features
• UV tube
• Quiet
• Chemical- and odour-free

This product uses UV light to attract and trap mosquitoes. They are then killed instantly upon contact with the UV tube. To clean the device, just twist and remove the mosquito tray located at the bottom of the lamp!

This device is able to cover a radius of up to 30 square meters, which is significantly less than that of its ultrasonic counterpart.

20. Yeelight Smart Light Sense Mosquito Repellent ($38.90)

White Yeelight mosquito repellent device

Features
• UV light
• In-built light sensor
• Portable
• Lasts for up to 4 hours

The Yeelight mosquito repellent is another UV light device that kills mosquitoes upon contact. Thanks to its in-built light sensor, the device will automatically switch on once night falls and switch off in the morning.

It also contains a lithium battery so you can use it when camping outdoors!

21. PowerPac Mosquito Power Strike Insect Repellent ($69.90)

PowerPac twin suction fan mosquito repellent device

Features
• UV tubes
• Suction fans
• Chemical- and odour-free

This device can be considered as an upgrade from the PowerPac Electronic Mosquito Repellent due to the suction fans that help to trap mosquitoes and other insects.

Additionally, even though it only uses 4 watts (as compared to 6 watts for its electronic counterpart), it covers a slightly wider area of 40 square meters.

The Best Mosquito Repellent To Keep The Mozzies Away

With the humid weather in Singapore, a mosquito repellent is incredibly important if you’re hoping to keep these insects at bay.

As there are many different kinds of products to choose from, you should evaluate which is the best option for you based on your desired use and type of activity!

Which is your go-to mosquito repellent? 🙂

Article by:
Emilia
Contributors:
Bubble tea and sleeping are two of Emilia's favourite things. She also enjoys cooking and loves to experiment with new recipes for different cuisines.

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