Jump to Recipe This homemade mosquito repellent cream keeps me from having to apply both a moisturizer AND a bug spray. It kills two birds with one stone, and it works!
Geraniol, the active ingredient in BugBand mosquito repelling products. One way Geraniol is extracted is by a steam distillation process from many types of plants including Geraniums.
Geraniol has been used for many years for a variety of purposes and can be found in foods, drinks, cosmetics, perfumes, plus many odor masking and deodorizing products.
Geraniol is a biodegradable ingredient that is safe to use. There is minimal human and environmental toxicity when products containing geraniol are used as directed on their labels.
How does Geraniol Repel Mosquitoes? Geraniol has a relatively high vapor pressure and gives off a dilute vapor into the air stream which acts as an area repellent. Mosquitoes sense the vapors and avoid them. This helps repel mosquitoes before they land. DEET is a synthetic, manufactured chemical that is also known to repel insects.
When formulated with any ingredient, even tap water, it is required to be registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a pesticide. The National Pesticide Telecommunications Network reports that DEET does not readily degrade in the environment and has a moderate potential to move through soil and into groundwater.
It is slightly toxic to fish, birds and aquatic invertebrates. Plastic, Rubber and Paint. DEET is a very strong solvent and will dissolve, degrade, and cause damage to plastic, rubber and paint.
Things like acrylic sunglasses, fishing line, watch crystals, finishes on firearms, paint on trucks, or similar materials can be damaged or destroyed if subjected to DEET-based products.
Flammability Some DEET-based products have been found to be flammable, and many manufacturers of flame-retardant garments have issued warnings to their users not to use DEET-based repellents while wearing flame retardant suits.
The BugBand products are safe to use on people or with equipment when used as directed on product label and does not have a flammability issue.
Many users put them on belt loops, baby strollers, shoelaces or hat bands and find them to be highly effective when used in this manner.Keep insects, ants, wasps, rodents, and other creepy crawlies away with these easy homemade traps and repellent recipes.
A number of essential oils can be used as natural insect repellents and help you avoid those pesky and potentially dangerous mosquito bites.
These can make good alternatives to the popular sprays that contain synthetic chemicals like DEET. Plus, they almost always smell better. A number of essential oils can be used as natural insect repellents and help you avoid those pesky and potentially dangerous mosquito bites.
These can make good alternatives to the popular sprays that contain synthetic chemicals like DEET. Plus, they almost always smell better.
BugBand DEET-Free Mosquito Repellent is popular worldwide!. According to laboratory and field studies by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Geraniol, the active ingredient in BugBand Mosquito Repellent, has been proven effective in repelling mosquitoes.
Keep insects, ants, wasps, rodents, and other creepy crawlies away with these easy homemade traps and repellent recipes. ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent in Olive Drab has been tested and proven to repel mosquitoes which transmit the Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Dengue Fever.