HELP... I'm being eaten alive and need some bug spray!

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  1. Georgie Lowery profile image93
    Georgie Loweryposted 6 years ago

    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!

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  2. Lwelch profile image94
    Lwelchposted 6 years ago

    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

    1. Georgie Lowery profile image93
      Georgie Loweryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I appreciate your help!

    2. Lwelch profile image94
      Lwelchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Georgie Lowery profile image93
      Georgie Loweryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I take garlic everyday, but it's odorless. Maybe that won't help so much?

  3. ShootersCenter profile image73
    ShootersCenterposted 6 years ago

    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.

  4. artist101 profile image68
    artist101posted 6 years ago

    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

    1. Georgie Lowery profile image93
      Georgie Loweryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. artist101 profile image68
      artist101posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      you're welcome, they make one with 100% deet too, but i'd be careful with that high of a content.

  5. milleramanda53 profile image76
    milleramanda53posted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. artist101 profile image68
      artist101posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome never heard of that one

    2. Georgie Lowery profile image93
      Georgie Loweryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Will it make mosquitoes and flies not as happy to hang around?

    3. milleramanda53 profile image76
      milleramanda53posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. Georgie Lowery profile image93
      Georgie Loweryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'll definitely give it a try. I'm tired of being bug bait!

    5. milleramanda53 profile image76
      milleramanda53posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Totslly understand I live in Florida and the ants and skeeters are horrible during the summer months.

    6. Georgie Lowery profile image93
      Georgie Loweryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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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