Summer is around the corner and that means one thing: the weather in the Carolinas is only going to become more humid and that will bring out all these pesky mosquitoes again. Oh joy! This year we are extra cautious thanks to Zika and other mosquito born illnesses that seem to be spreading globally. What fun is a day out at the park when your little one is cranky thanks to being covered in itchy bug bites?! At the same time you may be looking for some more natural, maybe even DEET free mosquito repellents to guard that sensitive skin.
Thankfully Blackhawk Hardware’s Aisle of Death (weed killer, bug killer, pest control), which is right next to the Aisle of Life (fertilizers, grass seed, garden supplies), hosts a large variety of mosquito killers for your yards and standing water containers as well as a sweet assortment of personal bug repellent.
Some of our favorite, more natural personal repellents are:
Insect Repelling SuperBand
These slinky-like wristbands are completely DEET free and instead use a special blend of Geraniol, Lemongrass, and Citronella oils to keep pesky bugs at bay. You simply slide the SuperBand on your wrist and ankle. When you’re not using it you can simply store the band in its airtight bag for a total of up to 250 hours of use.
What’s more, these mosquito repelling wrist bands also come in a special children’s edition with Disney’s super cute Mickey Mouse and friends.
Para’Kito Mosquito Repellent Bands and Clips
Para’Kito mosquito repellents are also DEET free and can be inserted into a clip or band. The band is worn on the ankle or wrist for up to 15 days of mosquito protection. Formulated in France, these natural mosquito repellents rely on a blend of essential oils and use eco friendly packaging. We like the clip to hang the products on strollers or dog leashes and the bands are perfect for going camping!
Come visit the Aisles of Death and Life at Blackhawk Hardware and discover all our amazing natural mosquito repellent options! Enjoy your summer!