I live in Florida and in the middle of a National Forest to boot. All year long we battle mosquito's. We spend tons of money on bug lights, yard sprays, citronella candles, and personal repellents. Although I have not found the perfect 100% repellent yet, while using these bug patches I have noticed that I can walk outside and not be swarmed.
These are so easy to use. Just scratch the surface on the patch, peel it off the cardboard backing and stick it on your clothing or skin. The smell is not awful, it does not leave your skin oily and sticky, and is so much nicer then using a spray. Works great even with the smaller kids. I usually stick on patch to the center of the back of their shirts and let them go.I chose the center of the back of the shirt since they cannot reach that area and I don't have to worry about them getting it off and playing with it or putting it in their mouths. The glue on the back of the patches is quite sticky and does hold well on clothing and skin as well. For adults it usually takes 2 I put one on my shoulder area and one down towards my ankle. These work for about 8 hours once they have been activated by scratching the front surface of the patch. I will be buying more.
I received this product free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.