Unfortunately, many products designed to protect us from mosquitoes contain extremely toxic ingredients such as DEET.
The Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia explains:
My children have never had DEET applied to their skin!
We are fortunate that when dusk (and mosquitoes) arrives at our homestead, we typically have a wind that blows them away. When the wind is still, it is time to take action. Rather than slathering everyone in botanical repellents, there is another solution.
Do I trust Terminix? Never to come to home and eliminate pests! I do, however, think this lantern is a good idea, and I think it would be easy enough to make your own refill solutions out of essential oils.
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