Price Check: Off! Deep Woods Insect Repellent


It does not matter if you are eating at a restaurant with a lakeside seat, boating on Lake Superior, or strolling on the Lake Superior Hiking Trail, you are bound to encounter the force of the squitos.

Saying “avoid the outdoors at dusk and dawn” to protect yourself from mosquito bites is like saying “stay indoors to avoid sunburn.”

Purchasing a 6 oz. can of Off! Deep Woods is more practical than avoiding the outdoors for a third of the day. The aerosol spray contains 25 percent DEET, which is an active ingredient to repel mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, gnats and chiggers.

The stench of insect repellent may “bug” you even after a few showers, but it beats the days of putting Xs on squito bites with your longest fingernail (or scratching with the nearest sharp object).

Here lies the ninth feature for the Price Check series where we compare prices of products and services in Duluth. The prices below reflect the rate the establishment charges with tax included. The combined tax in Duluth is 8.375 percent. This is the summation of Minnesota sales tax (6.875 percent), St. Louis County transit sales/use tax (0.5 percent) and Duluth general sales tax (1.0 percent). Hermantown’s general sales tax is the same as Duluth, and the same state and county taxes apply.


Walgreens | 1131 E. Superior St., Duluth | 218-724-3060


CVS Pharmacy | 1215 E. Superior St., Duluth | 218-724-3735


Target | 1902 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth | 218-727-8851


Wal-Mart | 4740 Mall Drive, Hermantown | 218-727-1310


The Home Depot | 1101 Mall Drive, Duluth | 218-720-0938

1 Comment


about 8 years ago

if you do not want to spray Deet and other chemicals on yourself or others around you:

Homemade Bug Spray Ingredients
Essential oils: choose from Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Catnip, Lavender, Mint.
Natural Witch Hazel.
Distilled or boiled Water.
Vegetable glycerin (optional)

Homemade Bug Spray Instructions
Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water.
Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top.
Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using.
Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be.

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