Herbal Insect Repellent
bad against bees
This product protects poorly against bees--and even seems to attract them!
**Not sure how this product works against other pests.
June 11, 2012
This kills bugs that get in your house!
I bought this to use as a spider repellent in my apartment, because I heard that essential oils are good for that, and I live near woods and have lots of spiders on my outdoor stairwell because of the security light (which attracts other bugs that I don't want in my house). I can't confirm with certainty that this repels all insects immediately, but I have noticed fewer live bugs inside my apartment than before I started using it.
But I have definitely been noticing the dead bugs, especially around the areas where I spread the oil (my windows and the edges of my walls). I've sprayed the oil on live spiders that have gotten in the apartment, and it does slow them down but doesn't immediately kill them. But apparently the bugs that come into contact with it eventually die. I just now found one of the house centipedes that keep getting into my closet somehow, and it was curled up dead on my floor (and it's been at least two or three weeks since I last sprayed any oil in there).
I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to bug-proof their home without all the expensive chemicals. I spray it on an old washcloth and wipe it around the edges of my windows and doors. Just get some airflow going after you apply it, because the oils smell pretty strong. And be careful washing anything it gets on: I've noticed oil stains on some of my shirts, which probably went through the washer after the oily cloth.
June 9, 2012
I bought this product for my husband, bugs love him! This is the only insect repellent that truly works...Here in Indiana we have those pesty flying,biting gnat like flies. When they bite you know it...ouch! They hate this stuff, so we use our share in the spring and summer time. Thank you Burt's Bees!
April 17, 2012
Works from what I see.
Bought this because I already got 4 mosquito bites and march isnt over yet. So i guess the mosquitoes are out early this year. I bought this for the first time and tried it, I have to say that it works, I love the oil application also because I have somewhat dry skin on my legs, so thats a bonus! although I don't know why but some other bugs were flying around my head I think beacuse I was sweating, (maybe gnats, idk) but at least I didn't get bit by any bugs, including mosquitoes, I will continue to use this product. Thanks burts bees!
March 27, 2012