If you hate using smelly bug spray on yourself or your kids, take a dryer sheet and rub it all over your skin, the scent from the dryer sheet repels insects and smells a lot better than OFF! It is also safer with no dangerous chemicals like DEET.
If you do get bit, take a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol and rub it into the bite, it takes away the itch immediately and you can use it as much as you need to. You should always carry alcohol in your first aid kit wherever you go.
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Hang a cloth tote bag near your clothes dryer and store dryer sheets for reuse. The dryer sheets can be used multiple times. Toss in several of the oldest ones with a load of sheets or towels. In between dryer uses, the storage bag functions as an air freshener.
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