GREENWOOD, LA - AUGUST 9: A man sprays on mosquito repellent during a stop near the Louisiana exas border on Interstate 20 August 9, 2002 at the Greenwood, Louisiana tourist center. (Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Gettyimages)
To prevent mosquito bites and lessen the risk of catching the Zika virus, more than half of Americans plan to purchase an insect repellent this year.
The World Health Organization says the best way to prevent Zika is to not get bitten by mosquitoes infected with the virus, but Consumer Reports said just any insect repellent won't do the trick.
The most important thing to know from this latest round of testing? Natural isn't always better.
Consumer Reports looked at six natural repellents -- meaning the active ingredients are derived from plants instead of chemicals -- and found that five of them only protected the wearer against mosquitoes for an hour at the most.
But one natural repellent, Repel Lemon Eucalyptus, was found to give at least seven hours of protection against Aedes mosquitoes, which are known to carry Zika.