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Lemongrass vs Citronella: What Fights Mosquitoes the Best?

Mosquito Repellent

Lemongrass vs Citronella: What Fights Mosquitoes the Best?

Of all the natural mosquito repellents, citronella is the most commonly known solution. Every summer, nurseries and garden centers load up on “citronella” plants for patios and landscapes, and natural mosquito repellents boast a “citronella scent.” In fact, citronella is not the real name of the plant that’s effective in repelling mosquitoes.  Citronella or “mosquito” plants are actually scented geraniums, a variety called Pelargonium citrosum that has very little if any ability to repel mosquitoes. However, citronella as we think of it is actually an essential oil produced by the leaves and stems of lemongrass plants. A completely different plant,...

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Mosquito Prevention Guide

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Mosquito Prevention Guide

Year-Round Yard Protection Protect Yourself and Your Yard with a Mosquito Bundle Kit! Mosquitoes are nothing if not persistent. Insect-repelling sprays can help protect your skin, but they won’t keep mosquitoes away from your outdoor living area. To really tackle your mosquito problems, having an all-around approach can help you manage and mitigate these pests. With our Mosquito Bundle Kit, you can protect both yourself and your yard. Best of all, we use only all-natural ingredients that are DEET and paraben free! And they smell great! Wearable Protection Our Mosquito Bundle Kit comes with enough wearable pest-repelling gear to last...

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EEE Virus: Prevention and Identification

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EEE Virus: Prevention and Identification

Mosquito-spread diseases continue to develop and impact lives. Recently another mosquito-spread virus – Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV)  – has caught the attention of the CDC. You may have heard it referred to as the EEE virus. The EEE virus, though rare, is found in the eastern and southern US. On average, 7 cases are reported annually. EEEV is most commonly found around freshwater hardwood swamps by the Atlantic and Gulf Coast states and the Great Lakes. The mosquito species that carries EEEV primarily feed on avian hosts, but horses are also susceptible, hence the name. Fortunately, since the virus...

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Tick-Repellent Bracelets: Are They Really Effective and How Do They Work?

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Tick-Repellent Bracelets: Are They Really Effective and How Do They Work?

Did you know that certain natural oils are shown to repel ticks? In studies supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many natural plant-derived ingredients were found to be effective tick repellents. Among those supported in the studies are peppermint, thyme, eucalyptus, rosemary, and lemongrass essential oils.1 Lavender is also generally regarded as a great repellent for many kinds of insects.2 Most of these same oils are in our mosquito-repelling Bug Bands. The powerful essential oil capsules in these bracelets are packed with lemongrass, lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, silvery wormwood, and chamomile. Not only are they effective at repelling...

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Campsite Mosquito Control

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Campsite Mosquito Control

Bug Sprays, All-Natural Repellents & More! Summer is the best season to spend time outside, but pesky bugs chase many people away from enjoying outdoor activities like camping. It can be difficult to fully enjoy nature when you’re constantly swatting at bugs and scratching bites.  Fortunately, there are a variety of effective bug repellents that help keep those bugs at bay. From traditional DEET-based sprays to natural bug repellents and other mosquito-control solutions for camping, this list includes the best products to help you find the right repellent for your camping needs.  Bug Sprays Bug spray is the most common...

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