Why Choose a Natural Mosquito Repellent?

Choosing a natural mosquito repellent not only protects you from mosquitoes but also from the damaging effects of DEET. Mosquitoes are considered the most dangerous insect on the planet. From West Nile to Zika, and many other diseases, the number of illnesses attributed to mosquitoes seems to be growing rather than reducing.

Because of this, it is important to look for ways to keep mosquitoes away while still avoiding chemicals that harm your body. In fact, natural mosquito repellents have been available since the Indian Medicine Men mixed them together as a topical combination to protect warriors adventuring into the jungle.

To keep mosquitoes away from your home, there are a number of plants that can help deter the pests from invading your space. Some of the plants with reported mosquito repellent properties include:

  • Lavender
  • Catnip
  • Lemongrass
  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Citronella

These are just a few of the plants that seem to help repel mosquitoes. Citronella is probably one of the most famous for being a natural mosquito repellent; however, you would need to crush the citronella plants and spread them all over yourself and your property to fully see the effects. The other plants have an unpleasant scent which mosquitoes avoid, but the results seem limited or effective only part of the time.

While the use of these plants on your property provides a little help to repel the mosquitoes, the best way to keep mosquitoes from biting you and your family is to use Bradshaw’s 4 Ring Protection NO-BITE Sprays and Lotions, along with our ZONE Spatial Mosquito Control products. Our formulations provide safe, long lasting, effective results without the use of DEET and other harmful chemicals.

Bradshaw’s 4 Ring Protection products combine a proprietary blend of natural active ingredients and essential oils, while eliminating parabens and sulfates and having no artificial fragrances or dyes. While the plants in your yard may provide a little protection from biting pests, applying our natural mosquito repellents will give you coverage up to 6 hours while still being non-toxic to both people and the environment.