They swarm around your face and sting you when you least expect it. They cause itchy welts on your skin. Mosquitos are a “fact of life” in Alaska. The abundance of water and short, warm summers, create the perfect breeding place for swarms of the little vampires with wings. But, they don’t have to spoil your visit.
The most effective way to avoid mosquitos is to use DEET. I use “Deep Woods Off” because it contains 25% DEET. Spray this stuff on your exposed skin and the mosquitos stay away. There are many products that work just as well. Read the label and make sure you get a product that contains at least 10% DEET. A higher percentage of DEET does not repel better, it just lasts longer.
I have had some guests that use dryer sheets (fabric softener sheets). They tuck one into each sleeve and one under there collar. They say it works very well. I have not tried this myself. I do not know if brand matters.