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running-from-mosquitoesAre you a MOSQUITO MAGNET?

Are you a mosquito magnet, the kind who gets mosquito bites that itch terribly and take a year to finally disappear!? The kind who goes to bed only to hear one lone mosquito’s piercing siren, hovering somewhere nearby, homing in on your scent, waiting to pierce you the moment you doze off. You pull the sheet up over your head and go to sleep, The next morning you wake up with an itchy scalp. She got you!

Moms to the rescue!

  • I used this the other day and it worked well but it is potent smelling, Babyganics Sunscreen Spray and Natural Insect Repellant.
  • badger-anti-bug-shake-spray-I use sprays with lemon eucalyptus only – they seem to work pretty well.
  • My nephew has also made a spray using essential oils – he calls it BUG-OFF. I think he just got a recipe online?
  • Bug Off! Recipe: 3 oz witch hazel, 4 oz distilled water, ½ tsp vegetable glycerin, 20 drops Purification Essential Oil Blend, 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil, 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Burt’s Bees herbal insect repellent works for me
  • Badger !  They even have a sunscreen which is dual usage. And really low on the toxin list.
  • We’ve used lemon eucalyptus sprays and Avon Skin So Soft with success. I have no idea what they put in Skin so soft that makes it work, so take that into account.
  • I use doterra’s “terrashield” and also have used the badger referenced above!
  • Vanilla extract. I’ve had success with it when the mosquitos aren’t too bad. Best to avoid dusk and dawn – that’s when they eat.
  • BYROBINCREATIONS.COM  Vegan Bug & Mosquito Repellent Spray
  • Badger balm!
  • Dude! I found some bracelets at Big 5. We took them to Mexico a couple years ago and avoided being bit! And I’m ALWAYS being bit!
  • Use deep woods off or Muskol. Don’t muck around with “alternatives” which might work. Keep your body covered, spray Off all over your clothes, then spot spray at the neck, arms, wrists, ankle, and your head (close your eyes!)
  • I use the terrashield from doterra!
  • If you spray only his shoes he will get bit on the face… ask me how I know. We used skin so soft while camping and it worked well. In more serious mosquito territory you can buy permethrin spray that you dry on your clothes before wearing. But you may still have to put something on the skin if he’s a mosquito magnet. In deep woods I have to use deet.
  • Permethrin is toxic for cats just FYI
  • I have children who are very allergic to mosquitos and of course mosquitos love them. They are sitting on the couch hopped up on Benadryl with ice packs applied everywhere at this moment in fact.  We’ve tried every product under the sun and what works best is netting clothing and a cap with a few drops of high concentration applied to the bill. Picardin is an optional DEET replacement but it only lessens and does not stop the bites.
  • mosquito-bug-baffler-head-to-toeI haven’t used their bug spray but I use the sunscreen, lotions and other essential oils. Small family based company that’s all about less toxins for our body and environment.…/bugger-off-all…/
  • My kids use the off wipes and these little bracelets.
  • My kids and I all swell up after mosquito bites so after years of trying natural items I roll with Off and I’m happy about it.
  • Doterra Terrashield is amazing, I use this when we are back in Maine. Moquitos are next level there!
  • Citronella….
  • This stuff is the bomb- learned about it from friends in Vermont where the skeeters are for real. Spray my bod and get zero bites. Cedarcide Original (Quart) Natural Cedar Oil Insect Repellent Formerly Known as Best Yet Insect Spray Kills and Repels Mosquitoes Ticks Fleas Mites Ants and Chiggers.
  • Citronella essential oil! Worked a lot in India with me, during Zika season
  • I’ve always gotten devoured with any of the “natural” repellents but this Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellant Lotion from REI  got me through many a backpacking trip without any bites
  • When all else fails, add this head-to-toe net mosquito bug baffler!

Thanks “moms” for all these great suggestions!

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