Are bug repellent sprays effective?

Are bug repellent sprays effective?

To deter bugs from your property, you might consider bug repellent sprays. But are they effective? In this article, we will discover the kind of results to expect with bug repellent sprays.Are bug repellent sprays effective

Bug repellents are devices used to keep little biters such as mosquitoes, chiggers, ticks, and other bugs away along with the diseases they carry.  These repellents are different from pesticides which can actually kill these bugs. Bug repellents, in contrast, will protect you from these bugs without harming them.

Types of bug repellent spray

Nevertheless, there are two sets of bug repellent sprays you might come across. There are bug repellent sprays you can use on your skin directly to create a barrier against these bugs. A different set of bug repellent sprays can be used within and outside your home to create an odor and taste barrier against bugs. Both sets of repellent sprays can be used together to effectively repel bugs from your home and personal space. However, in this article, we are concerned with bug repellent sprays that can be used within and outside your home.

Using bug sprays for your living space

Bug sprays are highly effective against numerous bugs. These sprays often contain certain substances that bugs might consider an irritant and will stay clear off. Often they come in ready-to-use containers, making them easy to apply across large areas. A good bug repellent spray will also come with a residual effect which means it continues protecting your space long after application.

Why your bug repellent spray isn’t enough

Nevertheless, the problem some people have with bug repellent spray isn’t the spray itself. Often, they concentrate on applying the spray, hoping it’s a magic formula that can get rid of all those bugs. It’s highly important to get rid of other possible structures or activities that might be attracting the bugs in the first place. Here are some steps to take:

  • Get rid of water, food, or shelter sources
  • Avoid having standing water in and around your home
  • Always check and maintain window screens
  • Avoid having debris or clutter near or within your home
  • Repair cracks in your home’s exterior
  • Seal gaps around pipe penetrations
  • Ensure you store trash properly in air-tight containers

Choose eco-friendly bug repellent sprays

Bug sprays containing DEET have been proven to be effective against many bugs. However, DEET is toxic to aquatic animals. Hence it’s preferable to stick to bug repellents containing biodegradable alternatives such as Oil of lemon eucalyptus, cedar oil, eugenol, and peppermint oil.  That way you can sufficiently keep the bugs away without harming the environment.

Nature’s MACE skeeter MACE is a powerful repellent that helps you build a solid defense against gnats, fleas, flies, and mosquitoes. This repellent is safe for use around your lawn, garden, crawlspace, patio, picnic areas, parks, and lots more. It is made from plant-based ingredients and free of DEET, picaridin, and permethrin. So you can effectively repel bugs without harming wildlife or the environment. What’s more, this bug repellent is also pleasantly scented, and long-lasting.

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