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With warmer temperatures upon us and insects and gnats starting to come out of hibernation, having a bug repellent is something that most of us like to keep on hand. BugBand is a new product line that comes in the form of a towelette, wristband, and a spray. What sets BugBand apart from other insect repellents is the active ingredient of Geraniol. Geraniol is the oil of geranium flowers which naturally keep bugs away.
I’ve tested out the towelette form of the product line and found it to be pretty convenient. The towelettes come in a package of two, which is sure to cover almost any body size. The package is nice because you can easily stash them in a backpack without taking up a lot of room. It’s also nice because you don’t have to worry about the package leaking which sometimes happen with bug spray bottles. The smell of BugBand towelettes isn’t the most appealing. It doesn’t smell like your standard bug spray, but it has its own unique stinky smell. This is something that you get used to pretty quick and when in the great outdoors, it’s not something that is too bothersome. Something that is a little different from spray insect repellent is that you can store the towelette in its package after use and reuse it as long as it has some moisture. If it dries up, you can also add a little water to it to get more life out of the towelette.
BugBand is base out of Cartersville, Georgia, ie. the south, bug heaven! You figure that people making a bug repellent in the South have to get it right since it’s so important to protect yourself from bugs in that region of the U.S. The BugBand Towelettes can be used for camping, fishing, hiking, golfing, hunting, and any other activity where those pesky little creatures might be found. For more information on the BugBand , please visit www.amazon.com.
so, is it an effective bug repellant? what kind of bugs did you encounter? pretty useless review…
Hi Christine, the bug repellent worked on mosquitoes in Colorado, but I cannot attest to the ticks and other bugs in other parts of the country. One of the purposes of the review is to open your eyes to all the bug repellent options on the market. Thanks for your feedback and keeping us honest!