Don’t Let Bugs Suck the Fun Out of Summer! #CutterRepellents

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cutter® Insect Repellents.

Summer in Miami always means lots of time spent outside, but there’s one drawback to all of that summertime sunshine…it’s also mosquito season! We are so close to the Florida Everglades, which is beautiful…but it’s a swamp, which is prime mosquito real estate. We love being outside during the hot summer months, whether it be a day trip down to Card Sound to walk the trails in the mangroves, going to the Zoo or park or fishing down in the Keys – everything we love about summer is outside! Luckily, we have Cutter® insect repellents to help keep the nasty mosquitoes away so that we can enjoy our time outdoors without coming home looking like we have been struck with measles!

Cutter® insect repellents helps protect against mosquitoes as well as ticks, biting flies, gnats, no-see-ums, chiggers and fleas – all of which seem to breed and attack like crazy during the summer months. I want to focus on the issues with mosquitoes because that is my biggest issue during the summer because of the environment where we live.

Card Sound Road Crocodile Lake

We rely heavily on insect repellent during our outdoor adventures and Cutter® offers solutions in three great forms: Cutter® Skinsations Spray, Cutter® Dry and Cutter® All Family Mosquito Wipes. 

My favorite insect repellent for every day use is the Cutter® Dry insect repellent because it is so easy to put on and doesn’t need to be rubbed in! It is a non-scented spray and dries pretty quickly without leaving a greasy residue on your skin – so you can simply spray it on and go about your business without having to go wash your hands. 

Crocodile Lake Card Sound Road

Cutter® insect repellents contain a 7% DEET formula that the American Academy of Pediatrics recomments for children, so it is safe for the entire family. That means that you only need ONE insect repellent for everyone in the family!

Because Cutter® helps protect against mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks, fleas, gnats, no-see-ums and chiggers, it’s not only great for protection while we are out fishing in the Keys, but can be used everywhere, no matter what you are outside doing this summer! You can use it to help repel fleas, ticks and chiggers while out hiking and camping in the woods, and avoid those nasty biting flies and gnats while at the park too!

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When we go fishing, I have started to bring the Cutter® Skinsations spray because it has a nice scent that isn’t overpowering and really doesn’t smell like the traditional bug spray we are all used to down here in Miami.

It also has aloe and vitamin E, so it moisturizes your skin while helping to protect you against mosquitoes! I think this might be the first insect repellent I have used that actually moisturizes your skin – it’s a pretty nice bonus!


When Chris and I go out fishing in Key Largo, we fish right in the mangroves, where mosquitoes breed like mad! It’s our favorite fishing spot because this channel is one of the biggest channels between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. There are SO many different species of fish, ranging from Jack, Snapper, Tarpon, Trout to our favorite: Snook! Last weekend Chris caught a Mutton Snapper, and while it was just barely regulation size (there are limits on size for certain species of fish, and the Fish and Wildlife dept take them very seriously – you can go to jail if you take fish out of the water that are undersized or oversized), it was our best catch of the day!

Mutton Snapper

The best time to fish in Key Largo is during sunrise and late at night, when the tide is going in and out. Unfortunately, that is also the best time to catch a nasty case of mosquito bites…bringing along Cutter® Skinsations insect repellent is vital to an enjoyable fishing experience because those mosquitoes bite right through your clothes! This spray is great for also spraying ON your clothes so that you don’t end up with bites all over your back and legs from thirsty mosquitoes.

Because all you really want to do is enjoy the spectacular sunrise over the ocean and catch fish. Who has time for swatting away bugs?

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Cutter® All Family Mosquito Wipes are also great for packing in your tackle box to wipe your face. If you’ve never had a mosquito bite your eyelid, consider yourself lucky. You can keep these in the glove compartment in your car, in your tote bag when you head to the park – they’re great for keeping on hand for bug emergencies!

Why Insect Repellent is so Important for Your Family

Of course we all want to avoid being bitten by any kind of bug, but there are two that really worry me: ticks and mosquitoes. We all know that ticks can carry Lyme disease, which can be fatal.

But did you know that mosquitoes can carry the West Nile Virus? According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were a total of 890 infections of West Nile Virus in the summer of 2013 – with 33 deaths! West Nile Virus is serious business and using insect repellent is an easy way to not only help prevent irritating mosquito bites, but also help reduce your risk of becoming infected with the West Nile Virus.

Using Cutter® insect repellent, in any of these forms, helps keep the nasty bugs away so that we can have fun this summer without worrying about irritating and painful bug bites or worse!

You can learn more about Cutter® insect repellents on Also check out the Cutter® Facebook page to learn more about their products and their “like to win” promotions that happen weekly and bi-weekly!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cutter® Insect Repellents.

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  1. says

    Never heard of Cutter before. Maybe an American brand not available here as I am always on the hunt for the best insect repellent.

  2. says

    I have been needing to get a bug spray. I like that you don’t have to rub it in and it isn’t greasy. Those are my top 2 priorities when it comes to bug spray.

  3. says

    Bugs are a real drag in the warm months. Mosquitos, biting flies, gnats. They’re terrible. Cutter keeps those critters away from me!

  4. says

    Cutter is great. I use it all the time. It’s great for keeping the bugs away from the whole family. I have a young daughter, and bugs are especially bothersome to her. The itching is just terrible for her.

  5. says

    LOVE Cutter repellants! We were having dinner outside at a restaurant the other night, and I wished I’d had some insect repellant. Ill have to pick up a bottle to keep in the car.

  6. says

    It ticks me off when they bite through your clothes. Also, they seem to find the 1 mm of exposed skin you have anywhere! Bring on the Cutter!

  7. says

    Those fun suckers are the worst! Especially, by the water. I have the Cutter products now I just need to carry them on me 24-7! I have about 5 mosquito bites on me right now and 2 on my daughter. There is no place to hide.

  8. says

    Luckily where I live we don’t have to worry about bugs that bite. I could see you needing it though where you are. I’ll take my heat without humidity. 😀 HA!

    Your adventures are always so much fun!

  9. says

    We don’t have to worry about mosquitoes here in Las Vegas, but with our Caribbean vacation just a couple of weeks away, I need to bring a good repellent along with us. Thank you for this recommendation!

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