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I get bitten a lot by mosquitoes. In fact, I’ll bet a bunch of you out there are just like me. I’m Bug Bait.
My family loves having me with them outdoors because I’m itching a spots on my legs no matter what I’ve done to prepare. Itching, itching, itching. I’ll scratch myself to death, too. When Earthkind asked me to review Stay Away Mosquitoes Spray, I was interested, but I really thought I’d end up with the same result as before. A smell-nice spray that really didn’t do much to keep the skeeters off my legs. Buddy, WAS I WRONG.
This lightweight spray works the same as the more natural oils do in your home. Shake, spray and go. The shaking I was used to. Our witch hazel cleaners and thieves oils keep me in the habit of shaking a bottle before I use it, so I was already compliant with the directions. What I wasn’t ready for was the DRY finish of the spray, the even spritz of the nozzle (once primed) or the pleasant scent that accompanied Stay Away Mosquitoes.
To be totally honest with you, we have a mosquito service in our forest-y yard, which helps cut down on the buggies, but I’m still bait once we hit the playground. I took the spray with me to an untreated field where we were going to watch fireworks for the summer… a true test for my blood sucking buddies.
The Stay Away Mosquitoes bug spray should be held about 6″ away from your target, or else you will get a zinc-sunscreen colored gathering of liquid on your skin. You can easily rub this in with your hands, and not get it all over your clothes. I rubbed down my legs, my kids, my neck, and even spritzed it on my hands to dab around my face (keep it away from your eyes, mouth and use sparingly on your ears). Then, I set up camp for the afternoon and evening in the field with snacks, drinks, and glow sticks.
Good GOLLY, y’all have to try this. I was floored with my results. I never had to reapply the spray (it recommends once every 8 hours, and it means it… lasting power!!). I had ZERO bugs on me all night long, ZERO spray smell, ZERO oiliness, and did I mention NOT ONE MOSQUITO BITE? The tailgaters who did not bother to spray themselves, however, certainly had welts on their legs from our southern state bird (a mosquito joke for you!).
I grabbed the spray for our Fourth of July session the next night in the Cul-de-sac and passed it around. Folks were spraying and celebrating and geez Louise, y’all… It’s some amazing stuff. I had to re-read the bottle to remind myself of why it’s so different. Stay Away Mosquitoes is made with Picaridin, a bio-identical version of a long black pepper plant. It provided me with seriously long-lasting, 14-hour protection from mosquitoes (and ticks!) and repels flies, gnats, and chiggers for up to 8hrs… remind me to take this camping!
Made exclusively of botanical fibers and oils sourced from American farms, Earthkind products are manufactured here in the USA. The bug spray is safe to use in your home and around children and pets when used as directed. They contain absolutely no poisons or harmful chemicals. And they’re 100% guaranteed effective or your money back.
Stay Away Mosquitoes Bug Spray Directions:
Shake well before use. Apply thoroughly to the skin avoiding contact with eyes and mouth. Hold 4 – 6 inches from the skin while spraying. Slightly moisten skin with a slow sweeping motion. Excessive amounts or frequent reapplication is unnecessary. Do not exceed 2 applications per day. When using on children, apply to your hands first. Avoid mouth and eyes and apply sparingly around ears. Read label for additional information.
About Stay Away Mosquitoes Bug Spray
Mosquitoes are the most dangerous insects because of their ability to rapidly spread disease. In fact, just one small bite can transmit any number of serious health concerns, including ZIKA. For pregnant women, contracting ZIKA from a mosquito bite can be devastating. The new Stay Away Mosquitoes®spray is a DEET-free, EPA registered, non-flammable and water-resistant formula. Stay Away Mosquitoes® unscented and skin-friendly formula is not only safe for use on pregnant women and children 2 years and older, it’s a reliable, high-performance mosquito repellent the whole family can count on.
Stay Away Mosquitoes® not only protects you from unsightly, itchy bites, but also from more serious diseases that mosquitoes may transmit – including ZIKA, West Nile virus, Chikungunya, and Dengue, and also from ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease. This fast-acting and long-lasting insect repellent gives you a 14-hour, highly effective protection from mosquitoes and ticks, and repels biting flies, gnats, and chiggers for up to 8 hours. EarthKind® Stay Away Mosquitoes® is available at www.earthkind.com