When you go, please keep us updated. We're looking forward to our repeat trip to Alaska. Unfortunately, it's way 'out there' in the future. Fortunately, now the Highway is paved so it will be a whole lot less dusty and muddy than our first trip.
I wish I knew where, but I saw somewhere that the ThermaCELL product was tested and it worked as well or better than DEET. Wish I had more, but the info is probably out there if you search for it.
My wife has a problem with reactions to mosquito, black fly, and no-see-um bites. She uses a product called - and I'm not making this up - Iguana Oil. It smells like patchouli oil, but has many additional ingredients. It is said to be safe for kids 6mo and older. A stronger version is frequently used as a fly repellant for horses.
For my wife it is also a better anti-itch than OTC cortisone topical (Cortisone-10 etc.), but I don't believe it is marketed as an anti-itch product.
Iguana Oil is available on Amazon, although I believe my wife has purchased it directly from the person that makes it in Jupiter, FL. The whole story is on the internet at iguanaoil.com
We are not connected with the company in anyway... other than satisfied customers.
Sherm & Terry w/rescues Steve (std Poodle) & Eydie (min Schnauzer)
2015 Jay Flight 27RLS (Camped: 102 nights 2015, 90 nights 2016)
2006 Ford F350 6.0 PSD, Lariat, 4WD, CC, LB, SRW, auto., Camper pkg.