Last night the unthinkable happened. I was stung multiple times by a mosquito while I was sleeping. And yes, I get it, mosquito’s love me — a curse that I’ve carried since I came into this world, but seriously, it’s October! That’s the best part about summer being done is mosquito season is over!
In any case I’m no stranger to the multiple offenses one little mosquito can do to my body while I’m sleeping. Usually somewhere around my 4th bite, I wake up — wake my boyfriend up and then turn on the light and wait until I catch it. Well, in my overly tired state I turned that light bulb on and then immediately off (it was too bright), and instead ran to my medicine cabinet for bug spray. Or so I thought, turns out without even realizing it, I had grabbed a bottle of EcoSmart Organic Bed Bug Killer & Repellent, which by the way smells great (it’s made with Peppermint Oil and Rosemary Oil) and proceeded to spray it all over the bed and on my clothes. For the rest of the night (and since then), I haven’t so much as seen let alone been bitten by a mosquito!
The next morning my boyfriend was all “why is their bed bug repellent next to our bed?” Best mistake I’ve made in a while! We’ve never had bed bugs but I go to eco events all the time and must have gotten this in a gift bag. Usually, I’m not that impressed with natural bug repellants — mainly because I’m so allergic that if you leave me unprotected in a backyard I can easily accumulate upwards of 10 bites within a few minutes. So as far as I’m concerned, the stronger the protection, the better! That said, I’m so excited for a more natural solution (even if it’s designed for bed bugs, which according to it’s packaging kills them on contact and repels for hours).
Although they have a different spray for I looked up EcoSmart’s website and the description reads. “It kills bugs fast and repels for hours without any synthetic toxins or harmful residues.” And by bugs I’m including mosquitoes, even though they have an Insect Repellent in their line. Next time, I’ll buy that, but until then I’ve very happy with my bed bug turned mosquito blocker.