Bug Repellents – Travel Necessities You Can’t Live Without!

Since childhood mosquitos and me were arch enemies. They loved to bite me and I despised being anywhere around them. They literally used to find me during the harshest NY winters where they hibernated in my room and feasted on me.

My baby, out of all my genes, received these from me. No matter where we go he is enjoyed too much by the critters around us: mosquitos, gnats, bed bugs. It’s a serious problem for us.

How to Battle Mosquitos and Bed Bugs

The majority of our bites come during traveling. So I started to search what would be the best travel sized, yet effective product and found Eco Smart. But, most importantly, it’s completely organic, non toxic and a safe bug repellent for kids to use.

They have a wide selection of different products that come in all shapes and sizes. But I was most drawn to their travel sized ones.

Bed Bug Spray

The fact that I can spray the bed and have my kids sleep on it right afterwards without worrying that they might swallow poison is a relief all parents will share with me!

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Organic Insect Repellent

Totally organic, no DEET, safe for kids (even infants). What else can I ask for?

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So, you want to know if they work as well?

I’ve put both products to the test on a number occasions. And we have come out clean, no bites and no insane itching, which is usually the most stressful part of any bug bites.

I definitely recommend using Eco Smart! It should be among everyone’s travel necessities. And the fact that they are small enough to fit into my toiletries bag, without taking up too much space, is a great bonus.

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Where to get it:

I Found Eco Smart on the web. Their customer service was super. I received my products within days of the transaction. Plus, they threw in a ton of samples for other products they have.

The other product that I’m truly enjoying, which is more for the home is the Mosquito and Tick Control spray. This is great if you have a yard or a recreation area outdoors. We have a terrace and a garage area where lots of mosquitos tend to lay their eggs.  It’s hard to truly know if it’s working, but for the past few weeks, we have had A LOT less mosquitos than we normally do during this time of the year.

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Article by Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!
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