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Keeping Insects at Bay: Everything You Need to Know

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As summer approaches, spending time outside in the sunshine becomes a major part of our daily routine. Whether it’s having a picnic, taking a walk or having a barbecue- enjoying the outdoors is the highlight of summer. But with the joy of outdoor ...

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As summer approaches, spending time outside in the sunshine becomes a major part of our daily routine. Whether it’s having a picnic, taking a walk or having a barbecue- enjoying the outdoors is the highlight of summer. But with the joy of outdoor adventures often comes unwelcome guests: biting insects.

Napiers Bugbuster Outdoor Skin Cream is a natural alternative to chemical laden insect repellents. While most insect repellent sprays and rubs leave your skin feeling sticky and smelling unpleasant, Bugbuster moisturises and nourishes your skin in addition to keeping insects at bay.

Napiers Bugbuster can be reapplied throughout the day without drying out your skin like other insect repellents. Whether you're on holiday, gardening or sitting out around dusk this summer it can be used as a versatile repellent to protect your skin.

What are the secrets behind Bugbuster?

Bog Myrtle

Bog Myrtle is found in the Scottish Highlands and has been traditionally used as an insect repellent. It contains compounds such as cineole and myrtenol, which are effective mosquito deterrents. Bog Myrtle extract also contains natural antimicrobial properties that can help protect the skin from bacterial and fungal infections. This makes it great for treating minor cuts, skin conditions like acne and bug bites.

Citronella

Citronella is very effective in repelling mosquitoes, as its strong lemon scent masks the odour that attracts them. In addition to mosquitoes, citronella can repel other pests such as flies, ticks, and fleas. The anti-inflammatory properties of citronella also make it great for soothing redness and swelling from insect bites and minor skin irritations. Napiers Bugbuster’s combination of citronella and bog myrtle make it the best option for a natural mosquito repellent.

Lavender

The scent of lavender is a powerful spider repellent. Spiders are known to dislike lavender for its strong aroma which overwhelms their sensory perception. Lavender’s scent can linger for an extended period, providing long-lasting protection against spiders.

Peppermint

Peppermint is a great natural insect repellent, as the menthol provides a cooling and sensation and strong scent that acts as an irritant to insects, making the environment less attractive and hospitable for them.

Jojoba seed oil and chickweed

Jojoba seed oil and chickweed are deeply hydrating, keeping your skin nourished and moisturised in sunny weather. Jojoba oil’s ability to balance and protect the skin complements chickweed’s soothing and healing properties, making them ideal for sensitive, irritated, or inflamed skin.

Other ways to repel insects

By installing screens on windows and doors, you can prevent insects from entering indoor spaces. Mosquito nets can be put up while sleeping or camping to provide a physical barrier against insects. Also by avoiding outdoor activities during peak mosquito activity times, such as dawn and dusk and wearing light-coloured clothing, as dark colours attract certain insects.  

Insect Repelling plants such as eucalyptus, geraniums and chrysanthemums are a more colourful approach to keeping bugs at bay.

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. by regularly emptying containers, cleaning gutters, and ensuring proper drainage you can reduce breeding sites.

 

 

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