Tag: bug repellent

Find the Repellent that is Right for You

Use the search tool below to help you choose the repellent product that is right for you. You can specify : mosquitoes, ticks or both; protection time; active ingredient; or other product-specific information. Consider these factors when choosing a repellent: Do you need protection... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Marigolds Repel Mosquitoes

Commonly grown as ornamental border plants, marigolds are hardy annual plants which have a distinctive smell which mosquitoes, and some gardeners, find particularly offensive. Marigolds contain Pyrethrum, a compound used in many insect repellents. Marigolds prefer full sunlight and reasonably... more
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DIY Mosquito Repellent Bracelet

We came across this great idea for a DIY mosquito repellent bracelet. If you don't want to use one of the store bought bug repelling bracelets, try this for an alternative. With a few inexpensive items, you can make each family member their own bracelet in their personal style, and the great thing... more
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Protect Your Kids from Bug Bites

Although once considered just a nuisance, insect bites can lead to serious medical problems. Not only can certain insects spread diseases like Zika and West Nile Virus, the bites themselves can become infected with bacteria, like Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Since bites are... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Mosquito Repellent

You probably know that lavender is a gorgeous purple flowering plant with a soothing, calming scent. Did you know that it is also a natural mosquito repellent? Grow it indoors near a sunny window, or outside in your garden or flower bed to keep the bugs away. While you’re at it, you could make a... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – DIY Bug Repellent Mason Jars

Make these bug repellent mason jar candles to keep the bugs away when you want to enjoy your back yard. Here's what you need: 4 Mason Jars (you can also recycle jelly jars, etc) 40 drops each – Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon and Thieves essential oils (or use your own combination of oils but... more
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