HELP... I'm being eaten alive and need some bug spray!
I need a bug repellent. I bought a bottle of Jason's Quit Bugging Me, it's a natural formula. It smells funny, though and only works for about ten minutes after application. (Plus it's $6 for a tiny bottle.) Do any of you use a natural or at least less harmful bug repellent? We live in the country and the bug to human ration is about 198463650239475 to 1. Thanks in advance!
I know a lot of people who really like using Avon's skin so soft bath oil as a rub on anti bug serum. I never thought it was great but it is worth a shot.
I would go to amazon.com or drugstore.com and search natural bug repellent and read the reviews. You may find one with hundreds of accolades. I use both sites frequently to answer questions just like yours.
I looked at amazon briefly and one of the well reviewed brands comes in a 12 oz bottle - it's called liquid fence:
http://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Fence-141- … _sim_hpc_4
If you wanted to try the avon route here it is:
http://www.amazon.com/Avon-Skin-Soft-Ba … in+so+aoft
just hit me - if mosquitos are the bug that is the largest problem - some people have luck altering their "smell" using vitamin b supplements or garlic supplements. skeeters smell the CO2 from us and go from there.
I take garlic everyday, but it's odorless. Maybe that won't help so much?
Garlic or any citrus juice are natural repellents. If I'm going on a hunting or fishing trip, I start eating small amounts of fresh garlic a day or two before, then spray myself with some citrus while out there.
Repel makes a eucalyptus natural insect repellent, that contains deet.It is all natural, but low in deet, which is what has been shown to work. the product link is http://www.amazon.com/repel/dp/B004N59O … 4&sr=8 They also make a stronger one that I use and it does work, even in the woods the product code is http://repel-sportsmen-formula-repellent-HG-94079/dp/B000PGJ4LA/ref=sr_1_12?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1342654171&sr=1-12
It's funny, but when I'm in the woods the bugs aren't so bad. Sitting on the front porch, though, I just about get eaten alive. Thank you for the suggestions!
you're welcome, they make one with 100% deet too, but i'd be careful with that high of a content.
1 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of dawn dish soap, and 2 tablespoons of salt spray it around the area outside and will kill ants but don't spray on plants you don't want to kill cause it double as weed killer... Good Luck.
Will it make mosquitoes and flies not as happy to hang around?
Not sure it is a recipe my grandmother uses all the time and I just started using it so I will learn with you on that one.
I'll definitely give it a try. I'm tired of being bug bait!
Totslly understand I live in Florida and the ants and skeeters are horrible during the summer months.
I lived in north Florida for a while, and I think the skeeters were big enough to carry off small children! Found out what a fire ant was, too. Ouchies!
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