Summer has officially arrived.
And, with that comes long days spent playing in our backyard, lounging on the front porch, and exploring in the woods behind our house. My kids spend a lot of time outdoors when the weather is nice….on the swing set, building forts, helping in the garden, and under the sprinkler!
One thing I am always leery about when they are outside so much…is the bugs. Especially ticks! About 2 weeks go, my 2yr old daughter was playing on the swing set while I weeded our vegetable garden. Barefoot and in a sundress, I was able to see most of her skin and was sure to lather her in sunblock.
Later that evening, she crawled in our bed (with just a diaper on…it was so hot)…and I felt a bump on her side. I flipped the light on and lo and behold…a tick. It was just barely attached, but nonetheless, definitely there. Just playing on our swing set…not in the woods, not in the tall grass, and only for an hour…and she had a tick!
While I am hesitant to spray our home and yard with chemicals that may be harmful to the kids, our pets, or our gardens, I worry about what is crawling around their play spaces, ready to bite.
So, my new favorite thing?
100% Natural Nature-Cide Pesticides and Repellents!
I was able to review 3 of their products including their Outdoor Pest, Ant, and Pet Flea & Tick sprays.
Safe for everyday use, Nature-Cide products are made (in the USA) with essential oils of cedar, citronella, clove, garlic, lemon grass, and other natural ingredients. They have a pleasant cedar scent, spray very easily, and really work. Since the tick incident, I have sprayed Nature-Cide Outdoor Pest Pesticide and Repellent around our swing set area, porch entrances, and even the wood line closest to the kids’ play areas. And, I’ve not seen another tick on the kids.
The natural science behind this product is simple. Insects are made up of protein. Nature-Cide products are designed to break down protein and when brought into contact with the insects, the exoskeleton of the bug reacts to the Nature-Cide products and causes the bugs to prematurely shed their exoskeleton, resulting in their death.
If you’d like a natural alternative to the chemical based pest and insect repellents on the market, be sure to check out the whole line of Nature-Cide products. You’ll feel better about spraying those play areas and your pets coat with natural options that really work!
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Nature-Cide Pet Flea & Tick
Nature-Cide Outdoor Pest