If you’ve been anywhere near the east coast in the last two months, you know we’ve had no shortage of rain. (When did we move to Seattle or London?) And with the wet weather comes all those pesky mosquitoes, which appear to be relentless this season. Luckily, those blood-thirsty buggers are no match from the appropriately named Bug-a-Bug from Eco.kid. This hypo-allergenic insect repellent comes in a spray bottle that you’ll want to take with you wherever you go. I loved the light, fragrant scent that’s much like a citronella candle minus the wax. In fact, when I checked the label, I noticed the ingredients were nothing but good stuff, like vanilla and soy bean oils. One squirt and we were covered–literally. Who knew a day outdoors could feel like a day at the spa? Well, maybe not exactly, but…if you enjoy spending time outside with your kids like I do and don’t want to spend the better part of the day keeping the bugs at bay, rest easy. Bug-a-Bug will do the job for you.
And when the kiddies have gone off to bed, there’s nothing I like better than relaxing outdoors with my hubby, a glass of vino and…oh no, not those bugs again! This summer, we are putting the ThermaCELL Patio Lantern to good use. It’s reportedly 98-percent effective at repelling mosquitoes, black flies and other winged picnic spoilers. It’s portable, quiet (no snap, crackle, ZAP! noise when they meet their demise) and has no odor. How does it work, you might be wondering? A special cartridge that fits inside the lantern releases an insect repellent while it’s on (you’ll need 4 AA batteries to operate it), and provides you with four hours of protection. This lantern is a practical addition to this summer’s arsenal to wipe out those buggers once and for all.
In a Nutshell: Protecting your family from bug bites is a given this time of year. Eco.Kid and ThermaCELL make this task a no-brainer.