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5 Ways to Keep Pests Away

5 Ways to Keep Pests Away

 

It's unfortunate that outdoor summertime fun too often includes unwelcome guests: mosquitoes and other pesky insects. Luckily, there are some basic things you can do to ward them off and deal with the occasional bite naturally.

Embrace the Smells they Hate - We carry a Bug Away soy wax candle that really does the trick. It’s the citronella essential oil that the mosquitoes cannot stand.

Deal with Bites the Natural Way - Try as we might, bug bites are going to happen from time-to-time. Rather than scratching compulsively, spray some of our Boo Boo Spray on it. It’s a natural solution to scrapes, burns, and - you guessed it - bites.

Baby Oil - Sometimes the easiest way to keep insects like mosquitoes, and especially sand flies at the beach, off of your skin is to smooth on a generous amount of baby oil; a simple and inexpensive solution to ward off the pests.

Plant Rosemary - Struggling to keep bugs away from your outdoor hangout space? Plant lots of rosemary. There’s something about the smell that many biting insects really dislike.

Avoid standing water - If your outdoor patio has standing water around it, you are asking for trouble. Do whatever you can to fill in those low-lying areas with gravel, dirt, or maybe even go all out with a bit of landscaping.

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