Flying insects are more than just pests. The bites of some insects can cause allergic reactions in some and, worse, some mosquitoes carry West Nile virus and other threats. Mosquitoes will hungrily devour any exposed skin unless it is protected by an insect repellent and one that I have tried and liked is Off Skintastic Family Care Insect Repellent Tropical Fresh. Insect Repellent Facts and Commentary: Off Skintastic Family Care Insect Repellent Tropical Fresh is a pump- style insect repellent that keeps insects away through the active ingredient DEET. This product has only 4.75% DEET, making it a good choice for those who worry about the potential side effects of this chemical. And it offers a nice, pleasant scent that is much better than that of regular OFF or other insect repellents. Off Skintastic Family Care Insect Repellent Tropical Fresh is a good product from the folks who wrote the book on insect repellents. Ask anyone to name an insect repellent and the first name that comes to mind is Off. Its aerosol spray was its original product and while it works fine, I like the pump spray better. You don't get the fumes/mist like you do with the aerosol and the scent of this pump product is much better. So, how well does Off Skintastic Family Care Insect Repellent Tropical Fresh work at repelling insects? It works okay if bugs are not as abundant and it keeps bugs at bay for a couple of hours. However, it doesn't have the staying power of other insect repellent products, and that includes regular aerosol OFF. You have to be prepared to apply more and more throughout the day. My Bottom Line: Insects are annoying and some can be dangerous, so it is important to do what you can to protect you and your family from these common pests. Off Skintastic Family Care Insect Repellent Tropical Fresh takes care of your minor insect problems, with a fresh scent and a good deal of effectiveness. It would be nice if a single application lasted a little longer, but this is still a good product for keeping the bugs at bay. Effectiveness This product works okay, but not as well as others and you need to apply approximately every two hours. Ease of Application This product is applied through a pump and it works well, but it does take a little longer than using an aerosol spray. Scent This is one of the best- scent insect repellents you will ever try.