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Oil of lemon eucalyptus vs. DEET: have you found one to work better than the other at repelling insects?

By June 7, 2009 - 7:21pm
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The mosquitos are terrible this time of year! My son's legs look awful from all the bug bites, but I do not want to use DEET on him. I've heard of Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (sold as Repel, along with other similar manufactured products), and am wondering if this actually works? I don't want to buy another "natural" product that does not work, plus with my son's eczema, I can't just use "any" product on him (he is 2 years old).

What have you found that actually works, is not a poisonous pesticide (the oil of lemon eucalyptus is referred to by the FDA as a "biopesticide", meaning it is an insect repellent from a plant source).

Thanks in advance!

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(reply to Alison Beaver)

Here is the web site: http://www.bugband.net

June 9, 2009 - 1:49pm
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