As the weather warms up, so do the bugs! Personally, I am a huge dork and love bugs as long as they don’t spread disease to myself and my loved ones. If you are trying to go all natural with insect repellents this year, make sure you do so safely! Even though they are all natural, or even organic ingredients, some are still regulated. For instance, are you allergic to eucalyptus? Did you know that eucalyptus has been known to be just as effective as DEET… and it’s use is regulated by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. It is illegal to sell an all natural insect repellent, even at a farmers market, that contains eucalyptus… unless this particular product has been FederallyRegistered.
Here is couple of quick resources I have put together for you and your pets!