Eight ways to repel insects without bug spray
You don’t need a can full of DEET to keep ticks and mosquitoes at bay.
Neither bugs nor the chemical smell of commercial repellent are invited to this relaxing evening by the water.
Unless you’re an entomologist (and on the clock), you probably hate being surrounded by bugs, especially if they bite. While these creatures play important roles in the environment, they can be a real nuisance to humans in the outdoors, and some of these bugs do transmit diseases. Your favorite store-bought bug repellent can keep them away for awhile, but what happens when the DEET can runs dry? Worse yet, what about when you’re in a survival situation and the bugs won’t leave you alone? Thankfully, there are some natural options to beat the bugs without all the chemicals.