10 Backyard Bug Repellents That Will Help Keep the Bugs AWAY!

So here’s the deal. Our 2 toddlers are finally old enough to play out in the backyard by themselves. We have a great house with 7 huge windows that all face out to our backyard. I can be in the living room or kitchen and see them. We also have a nice porch with a swing, so needless to say – since Texas is giving us great Summer weather – we’ve been spending LOTS of evenings outside playing.

One teeny tiny problem… Our house is right next to a creek. Creek = mosquitos. I have counted 16 mosquito bites on myself over the last 2 days of being outside. I am ITCHY. The boys have been fairing alright, but still get stung every now and then.

Prevent your little ones from being stung with these 10 backyard bug repellents:

Backyard Bug Repellents to Keep Your Little Ones Unbitten

All Natural Insect Repellent Incense Sticks

murphy's mosquito sticks bug repellent

Mosquito Sticks are an all natural plant based insect repellent, containing three different repellent essential oils: citronella, lemongrass & Rosemary. Our essential oils are blended with bamboo sawdust to create the incense sticks. Our essential oils come from the UK and our incense sticks are uniquely made in a woman owned factory in China. Our high concentration of essential oils (10% by weight) far exceeds the content of leading brands on the market. Three different repellent oils plus a high concentration of these oils, makes Murphy’s a very effective natural repellent.

The combined fragrance is Amazing. Usage Tip: place a Murphy’s Mosquito Stick close to your location, then to expand your area of coverage, place a few incense sticks in a perimeter around your deck or patio, spacing them 12 feet apart. For every tube of product sold, a donation will be made to select good will organizations to Do Others Good around the globe. M+DOG = Murphy, Doing Others Good. Always Natural. Always Effective. Always Doing Others Good.

Fly Bags

big bag of flies - fly repellent fly bag

Those pesky flies can be so annoying. Get rid of flies with these simple fly bags. These are a great alternative to the old fly strips. The fly bags are easy to use and you will be amazed at how many flies are collected in the bag!

BugX Insect Repellent Towelette

bug x insect repellent towelettes

Repellent Towelette repels mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, fleas, mites, black flies, sand flies and deerflies.

With the 30 percent active DEET formula, this convenient sheet is highly effective against West Nile Virus, Lyme disease, human dranulocyctis etc.. Individually wrapped in easy-to-carry foil pack with towelette pouch.


Insect-Free Hiking

A little planning can go a long way toward staying mosquito-bite-free in the backwoods and on the water. Simply apply Rebel Permethrin Clothing & Gear Insect Repellent aerosol on all your equipment before you’re planning to be outdoors, and you’ll enjoy mosquito and tick protection that repels and kills biting insects for up to two weeks.

The odorless spray actually binds to the fabric on garments, boots, backpacks, tents, nets, and other outdoor gear, ensuring residual protection that lasts through several machine washings and multiple outdoor excursions.

Safe and Effective

Permethrin, the active ingredient in Repel Permethrin Clothing & Gear Insect Repellent aerosol, is a synthetic pyrethroid that works by disrupting the normal functioning of the nervous system of mosquitoes and ticks. It’s a contact insecticide that kills all biting insects that come in contact with treated fabric fibers.

Permethrin-based repellents are safe for use with any type of fabric or material–even delicate garments. The insecticide binds very strongly to the fibers of the fabrics you treat, but will not absorb into the skin. The aerosol is designed for clothing application, however. Do not spray products containing permethrin directly onto your skin.

Ant Killer 3lb Shaker Bag

Keep ants and other unwanted insects out of your house with TERRO Outdoor Ant Killer with Multi-Purpose Insect Control. Use this product as a perimeter treatment around the foundation of your house to keep ants, cockroaches, fleas and other insects from entering your home. The powerful ant killer granules kill pests on contact and provide long-lasting residual repellency.

TERRO Outdoor Ant Killer is packaged in a convenient, re-sealable Shaker Bag which allows the granules to be easily distributed around the perimeter of your house, without handling the product. Just open the top, grab the handle at the bottom of the bag, and start spreading the ant killer granules. No chemical spreader or broadcaster is needed. This product is ideal as part of a two-step ant control process. Use TERRO Outdoor Ant Killer in conjunction with TERRO Liquid Ant Baits indoors to eliminate ants inside and prevent outdoor ants from re-infesting.

Citronella Bucket

Off Citronella candles are the perfect way to enhance the ambiance of your outdoor occasions. The subtle glow of these candles keeps your nights peaceful and fun. Burns up to 50 hours. 19 oz.

Solar UV Bug Zapper + LED Light Bright

Environmentally friendly with solar power. No electricity or wiring needed. Switch between light and bug zapper. Metal safely frill and internal translucent finger shield.

UV Solar Zap Light Bug Repellent

Feature: You can hang it indoors, on hallway, or insert on outdoor lawn, adding stylish element in your house since its retro lantern design. The UV LED Solar Bug Zapper is an easy to install, green solution for lighting and reclaiming your yard from pest insects. With no wiring or harmful chemicals required and by using energy from the sun, you will save time, money and the environment!

Hot Shot 15-Ounce Flying Insect Killer Aerosol

Kills fast, PLUS keeps killing bugs landing on treated surfaces up to 4 weeks. Water-Based Formula is non-staining and leaves no oily residue. Use Indoors and Outdoors.

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Cutter Backyard Bug Control

To enjoy your backyard this summer, create a bite-free zone with Cutter brand Bug Control Spray. Kills mosquites and many other annoying insects and controls for up to 8 weeks.The 32 fl. oz concentrate treats up to 5,000 square feet. Easy to use, just connect to your hose and spray. This product controls the following insects: LAWNS: THATCH-INFESTING INSECTS/UNDERGROUND INSECTS including blue grass billbug (adult), black turfgrass Ataenius (adult), chiggers, chinch bugs, white grubs (Japanese beetle, European chafer, southern chafer), dung beetle and hyperodes weevils (adult), mole crickets (nymphs and young adults). SURFACE INSECTS including ants*, armyworms, cockroaches, crickets, cutworms, earwigs, fleas, lawn moths (sod webworms), millipedes, mosquitoes, palmetto bugs, sowbugs, mites, spittlebugs, deer ticks (which may transmit Lyme Disease), waterbugs.

PESTS OUTSIDE THE HOME: ants*, centipedes, cockroaches, crickets, fleas, millipedes, mosquitoes, palmetto bugs, scorpions, sowbugs, pillbugs, spiders, deer ticks, waterbugs. ORNAMENTAL TREES AND SHRUBS: ants*, armyworms, azalea caterpillar, aphids, bagworms, black vine weevil (adult), boxelder bugs, budworms, California oakworm, cankerworms, cockroaches, crickets, cutworms, Eastern tent caterpillar, elm leaf beetles, European sawfly, fall webworm, flea beetles, forest tent caterpillar, gypsy moth larvae, Japanese beetles (adults), June beetles (adults), lace bugs, leaf-feeding caterpillars, leafhoppers, leafminers (adults), leafrollers, leaf skeletonizers, midges, oleander moth larvae, pillbug, pine sawfly, pine shoot beetles, pinetip moths, plant bugs, root weevil, sawfly, scale insects (crawlers), spiders, spittlebugs, striped beetles, striped oakworm, thrips, tip moth, tussock moth larvae, broadmites, brown softscale, California redscale (crawler), clover mites, mealybugs, pineneedle scale (crawler), spider mites, whiteflies.

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Mosquito Dunks

Mosquito Dunks 6 per card is a larvaecide that kills mosquito larvae only. It is deemed organic by the USEPA. Dunks are harmless to beneficial insects, pets, birds, fish or wildlife.Kills within hours and lasts for up to 30 days.Each Dunk covers 100 square feet of surface area.Perfect fo Koi ponds, hydroponic systems, animal water troughs, bird baths, rain barrels.Place Dunks wherever there is standing water or standing water will accumulate

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Off! Clip-On Starter Kit

Off! Clip-On Starter repellent provides personal protection from mosquitoes. If you move, allow a few minutes for the unit to rebuild its protection. Protects against mosquitoes that may carry West Nile Virus. Unlike ordinary personal repellents, OFF! Clip-On repellent provides mosquito protection without putting anything on your skin.

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