Which Bug Guard line is right for you? We have the answer. Each week, we’ll spotlight a collection so that you and your family can stay mosquito, tick and flea-bite free at home, the pool, the beach or wherever the great outdoors takes you this summer. According to the NY Times, the number of Americans infected by insect bites has more than tripled in recent years (“tick-borne diseases like Lyme and Rocky Mountain spotted fever have been increasing in the Northeast, Upper Midwest and California, and mosquitoes may be carrying West Nile virus and, in some parts of the United States, Zika,” the article cites).
This means that your run-of-the-mill insect repellant won’t cut it anymore. For your first line of defense, especially when you’re on a quest for long-lasting protection when it’s sunny, try Bug Guard’s green Expedition line, which repels mosquitoes for 8 hours and deer ticks that may carry and transmit Lyme disease for 10 hours. The entire collection is DEET-free (a chemical compound with a bad reputation found to cause neurological disruptions in high concentrations) and is dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic and contains skin-nourishing Vitamin E.
The Expedition line is ideal for gardening, hiking, road trips and for peak-sun hours. Pack the SPF30 pump and SPF28 aerosol sprays as part of your travel gear for hiking or family road trips (bonus: the SPF30 pump spray comes in a size that’s 2x’s bigger than the original!) and say buh-bye to mosquitoes, deer ticks, gnats, sand flies and biting midges! Don’t forget to pack long pants, long sleeves, shoes and socks if you’re going hiking and wear a hat and a bandanna around your neck to cover up even more skin Got long hair? Pull it back into a ponytail or braids.