Precautionary steps and natural products can provide some protection from insect bites.

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What are some natural insect repellents?

Precautionary steps and natural products can provide some protection from insect bites.

If you are wary of using strong chemical repellents, or if you find yourself in a situation where you do not have access to such insect repellents, there are steps you can take to make you more invisible to the bugs. The first thing is to remember that you want to remain unnoticed, so do not apply any products that create additional scents. Perfume, powders, and ever deodorants can alert begs to your presence and attract them. If you're camping or just spending a day on the beach, consider going au naturel and skip the beauty routine before you head out. The one exception to this rule is dryer sheets: for some reason, mosquitoes hate the scent of fabric softener sheets, so try tying one to your belt or beach bag for some added protection. Also, a solution of mint oil and rubbing alcohol will act as a natural insect repellent when you spray the mixture on before heading out.

   

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