Seven on Saturday: Seven ways to keep the bugs at bay

By: Levi Opsatnic

It’s pretty much a fact that we all love the outdoors, heck; it’s even in the name of our store. But one unfortunate aspect of the outdoors is all of the annoying insects that call it home. And even more unfortunate than the bugs themselves, is that it’s usually pretty difficult to stop them from ruining a good time. Or at least it was before all types of convenient technology hit the market to prevent most insects from flying and crawling all over you.

So if you’re like I am and really dislike being covered in bites and having the irritating bugs all around you, then sit back and buzz through these seven different ways to rid yourself from one of nature’s only annoyance.

1. Repel Sportsmen Max Pen 40% Insect Repellent

Repel Sportsmen Max 40 Insect RepellentThough it does contain Deet, which can have some negative effects at times, Repel’s Sportsmen Max Pen 40% Insect Repellent stops bugs before they even know that you exist. Made to repel anything from mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, and all sorts of other insects, one spray from the Sportsmen Max Pen 40% Insect Repellent is sure to help you from being bummed on the outdoors.

2. Industrial Revolution Tealight Candle Citronella – 6 pack


We all know the smell of Industrial Revolution’s Tealight Candles. Some may love it, some may hate it, but one thing that it absolutely does is keeps bugs (especially mosquitoes) away. Simply light a few of these little candles wherever you may be, and you’re in for an evening free from insects.

3. BugBand Insect Repellent Wristband


BugBand Insect Repellent Wristband

BugBand makes repelling the bugs nice and easy with their Insect Repellent Wristband. Throw this wristband on, and you’re in for a bug-free day. Made to last for 120 hours, the Insect Repellent Wristband is super convenient for days where your home is the great outdoors. And when not in use, a reusable plastic pod works to extend this wristband’s life.

4. All Terrain Herbal Armor Insect Repellent-4oz


All Terrain Herbal Armor Insect Repellent

All Terrain gives you a great alternative to Deet-filled repellents with their Herbal Armor Insect Repellent. Made entirely from natural materials, this repellent is designed for those of use who, when outside, really love to be one with nature; and its ability to free you from ants, mosquitoes, and other bugs, will make everyone love spraying some on.

5. Ex Officio BugsAway Paisley Bandanna

Ex Officio BugsAway Bandanna

The awesome product that sparked the idea for this post, Ex Officio’s BugsAway Paisley Bandanna ensures that bugs are far from you while you’re trying to enjoy yourself. With an entire line of BugsAway products, Ex Officio really works to keep you comfortable whenever you’re deep in the wood, and this product is no exception. Tie it around your neck (or your four-legged friend’s) and keep all types of bugs completely off of your radar.

6. Columbia Sportswear Men’s Insect Blocker II Long Sleeve Shirt


Columbia Insect Blocker II Long Sleeve Shirt

I’m not sure if all of the insects outside are just too afraid of the sharp look that Columbia’s Insect Blocker II Long Sleeve Shirt has, or their Insect Blocker technology just blows them away, but this shirt definitely stops you from swatting and scratching the day away. Not only is this shirt a great trail companion, but it also has a look that you can trust wearing to those outdoor outings where you need to be dressed to impress.

7. Ex Officio Women’s BugsAway Marigold Shirt


Ex Officio Marigold BugsAway Shirt

Flowers may attract bugs, but Ex Officio’s BugsAway Marigold Shirt certainly does not. Just like their bandanna, this top features Ex Officio’s BugsAway technology so you won’t have to worry about getting bitten or crawled on while outside adventuring. Being crafted with a mesh lined back and zipper secure pocket gives this top a technical side, but its soft and casual appearance clears it from any sort of wearing limitations.

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