Despite this torture, I am still unwilling to expose myself to the poisonous repellents, toxic sprays and hazardous smoke coils most people resort to to fend off these minuscule vampires.
What I turned to instead, was Burt's Bees Herbal Insect Repellent.
However, I found that my skin very quickly absorbed the oil, which actually ended up working as a good moisturizer, making my skin rather soft, and I quickly got used to the smell. I balked a little at the price, but the bottle seems to last quite awhile. I use this repellent both indoors and outdoors when I need to, and I highly recommend this to anyone living in mosquito-prone areas who are looking for a non-toxic way to keep mosquitoes away.