10 Questions About Repelling Bugs You’ve Always Wanted to Ask

Summer is the time of year when we are outside the most, and that means we're also more likely to encounter bugs. If you're like us, you probably have a lot of questions about repelling bugs and what product(s) to use. Well, don't worry! We've got you covered. In this blog post, we will answer 11 of the most common questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Question #01: What's the best way to repel bugs?

The best way to repel bugs is by using a combination of methods. Some of the most popular methods include using Bug Soother bug spray, wearing insect repellent clothing, avoid standing water, and lighting Bug Soother candles.

Question #02: Can I use bug spray on my baby?

Bug spray is not recommended for babies younger than six months old. For babies older than six months, use bug spray sparingly and make sure to avoid their face, hands, and mouth when applying. For best results, spray on your hands first and then hand apply to the child’s exposed skin.

Question #03: What's the difference between insect repellent and mosquito repellent?

Insect repellent repels a wider range of bugs, while mosquito repellent is specifically formulated and tested to repel mosquitoes.

Question #04: Is bug spray safe?

Bug spray, especially Bug Soother, is generally considered safe, but it is important to read the label and follow the instructions. Some people may be allergic to certain ingredients in bug spray, so it is always best to test a small area before using.

Question #05: I'm pregnant. Can I use bug spray?

Pregnant women should use bug spray cautiously and choose a gentle and safe repellent like Bug Soother.

Question #06: Can I use bug spray on my pets?

Some insect repellents out there aren't safe for pets, but Bug Soother is! Just be sure to avoid their eyes and mouth.

Question #07: What's the difference between a bug bite and a mosquito bite?

Bug bites are typically larger than mosquito bites and can become infected if not treated properly. Mosquito bites are more likely to itch than bug bites.

Question #08: How do I treat a mosquito bite?

If you get a mosquito bite, rinse it with warm water and soap and apply a cold compress. You can also use calamine lotion or an antihistamine to relieve the itch.

Question #09: Why do some people get more bug bites than others?

It’s true – mosquitos do prefer certain people. Blood type (studies have shown type O is the most favorable) can play a part as can a variety of other factors such as your your breathing and even the bacteria living on your skin. Opt for pastels pastels instead of wearing green, red and black as those colors are attractive to biting bugs. Mosquitos have a “nose” for certain scents, too. They can sniff out lactic acid, ammonia, and other compounds emitted in sweat and carbon dioxide. When you’re outside working up a sweat, you’re more susceptible to getting bit! 

Question #010: Why should I use bug repellent? 

Bug repellents, like Bug Soother, help people reduce their exposure to biting bugs like gnats, mosquitos and no see'ums and so they can continue to play and work outdoors.

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