The Right Way to Use Bug Spray

05/01/2017


Bees & Wasps    Home Pest Control    Mosquitoes    Stinging Insects    Ticks    Tips/Solutions   
woman applying bug spray correctly

Spring is here and summer is near! It’s the time of year everyone wants to enjoy time by the campfire, watching baseball, and playing outdoors. Unfortunately, insects take such times as opportunities to aggravate you. No one wants to deal with the mosquitoes, ticks, and stinging insects that are known to be a nuisance. Therefore, it is important for you and your loved ones to use insect repellent for protection.

The Best Bug Spray

Now that client’s are starting to stock up on the insect repellent, many of them ask us what products are best. While we may not know every product on the market, we have been told what ingredients work best. Check for the following ingredients before purchase:

  • At least 20% DEET
  • 20% Picaridin
  • 30% Lemon Eucalyptus
  • 20% IR3535
  • Make sure it has been CDC Approved

How to Correctly use Insect Repellent

Yes, there is a right and a wrong way to use bug spray and insect repellent. We have put together these step by step directions to help you ensure that you’re accurately using the product. If you don’t follow these steps, your repellent likely won’t be as effective.

  1. Follow the application directions on the label.
  2. Shake the repellent thoroughly to make sure it has been mixed well.
  3. If you are using sunscreen, apply the sunscreen first. Note that the combination will affect how effective the repellent is.
  4. Apply the repellent thoroughly and be careful to avoid open wounds and cuts. If you are using a spray repellent hold between 6-8 inches from the skin.
  5. Use your hands to apply repellent to your face to keep it out of your nose and eyes.
  6. Spray over your clothes because some pests can bite through clothing.
  7. Most importantly reapply the repellent as often as the product label instructs. This will help you stay protected throughout the day.

Keep these guidelines in mind next time you purchase insect repellent! Also, if you are constantly having to apply insect repellent just to enjoy your back yard, consider our mosquito and tick control program. We will take the necessary steps to control the aggravating pest populations and let you take back control of your yard! For more information about our pest control services, contact us here.

 






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