DIY Natural Insect Repellent

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May 2, 2017 by bridgitgillis

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Warmer weather is here, and in Alaska that means… mosquitoes!  In Alaska, mosquitoes don’t just come out at night like they do in the lower 48 states…  They hang out ALL. DAY. LONG.  This makes camping a pain, as in some areas the mosquitoes are thick.  This past weekend, I just tested out my new insect repellent spray, and it worked!  I noticed that after about 2 hours reapplication was needed.

I even sprayed some on the back of my dog, since the mosquitoes were eating him up too.  (Never spray near their eyes!)  After spraying on his back, I watched the mosquitoes hover around him but they didn’t land on him.  Pretty cool!

Although in Alaska our biggest concern is mosquitoes, this would also work well as a tick repellent.

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