Natural bug sprays are often seen as essential items for outdoor camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities where there is an increased risk of getting bitten by insects. While the most effective sprays use plant oils, you might not always carry around glass bottles containing these oils with you on your travels. There are several points to consider when choosing the bug sprays, but the four top-rated aspects are listed below:
1) Effectiveness Against Specific Bugs
There are several types of bugs that you may be particularly targeting with your spray (for example, mosquitos or midges), meaning it is important that your chosen spray is effective against those species. Otherwise, would be pointless to wear the topical insecticide if it doesn’t work.
2) Ease Of Use
Another important aspect to consider is how easy the bug spray is. This should be considered in terms of the other items you need to carry around with you, your distance from water (if you are out hiking or camping), etc. Aspects such as size, weight and ease of application may also help determine how easy a natural bug spray is to use.
3) Mode Of Action
It is good to know which mechanisms the topical insecticides work on to know whether they are likely to be effective against the specific bugs you want to target. For example, one of the most common types of natural bug-like is DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide). This topical insecticide works by inhibiting enzymes that play a role in nerve impulses, meaning that mosquitoes and other insects that bite humans get confused when finding human skin, which minimizes their chance of biting you.
4) Virucidal Activity
It’s good practice for all people who go outdoors frequently or spend time around potentially infectious areas (such as outdoors near bodies of water where mosquitos may be living) to carry around bug sprays that are virucidal. This means that the topical insecticide can help reduce your risk of catching an infectious disease if you are bitten by a mosquito or other species because there is evidence to show that it kills pathogens (such as viruses) on human skin.
Natural bug sprays are an effective, safe way to keep you and your loved ones free from pests. There are several good choices on the market, which have pros and cons. The most important thing is that you know what you’re looking for to ensure that the product will perfectly suit your needs.