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Off Clip-on Mosquito Repellant: Does it Work?

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TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Folks have been emailing to say they want us to try Off Clip On Mosquito Repellent, which makes this the most requested product of the summer. 

Softball moms Barb Hopkins and Tamara Smee spend a lot of time in the stands watching their daughters play ball -- and swatting at mosquitoes.

"I personally don't like the feel of chemicals on skin or the smell," said Hopkins.

She agrees to try the Mosquito Clip by Off which says it could give you "head to toe protection up to 12 hours." 

First, slip in the repellant disc and then turn on the battery-powered fan.

For the last two weeks, each woman wore the clips while gardening, hiking, barbecuing and more.

"I really liked it for gardening or when I sat outdoors to read, but when I moved around or played sports, I would not use it," said Hopkins.

"I don't know that it worked a whole lot better than the spray," said Smee.

"I'm really active. I like to do sports, but I'd rather just use the can because you can't really run around with it," said Barb's daughter Melissa.

"I was playing cards on a table and I placed it on top, but it didn't go under the table. I got a bunch of bites on my legs," said Tamara's daughter Winnie.

Melissa also got bitten on her ankles while wearing the device.

The clip doesn't offer much protection for the feet and ankles, so remember that if you place it on a table.

However, the moms say it worked great while they sat in the bleachers.

"This has no smell or odor at all. You can feel a little vibration when you turn it on," said Hopkins.

This product costs $9 for the starter kit, which includes batteries. A two-pack refill costs $4 and each refill only lasts 12 hours. Also, you must toss the refill two weeks after it is opened.  

For Hopkins, the product is worth a few extra dollars to cut down on the sticky feeling often left behind by sprays, but Tamara Smee does not agree.

"If you really have a problem with stickiness, this would be a great benefit, but if you don't mind spraying down and washing your hands after, then go with the spray.  That's probably what I'll do," said Smee.

As a result, Off's Clip On Mosquito Repellent scores a B thanks to the ladies and their daughters' input. The product is available at many retailers.

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