There are two kinds of insect repellents that are popular in today’s markets. There’s the Toxic type, and then there’s the Nontoxic one. Unfortunately, the toxic type is the more popular form of insect repellents.
Toxic Insect Repellant
Majority of the available pest-control formulas contain synthetic chemicals such as DEET (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide). While these prove to be highly effective, they are also being linked to a lot of toxic side effects such as seizures, headaches, memory loss, and other neurologic effects. This is because this chemical is easily absorbed into the bloodstream and attacks the central nervous system, thereby producing the undesirable effects.
However, the question of its popularity still remains in the air. Why do we keep on using them? The answer, probably, is because we basically do not know what else to use. The eradication of our unwanted houseguests is more important than the risks associated with the use of these pesticides. Little do people know that nowadays, some powerful natural formulas rid insects just as effectively to keep our homes pest-free, without the adverse effects.
All-natural insect repellents
While not as powerful as the synthetic ones, they do deliver their intended functions. You may need to apply more frequently than the chemical laden brands, but the safety aspect in their application is well-worth the small extra effort.
There are several insect repellents that are carefully blended from the essential oils of Neem, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Clove, and Thyme. According to research, (and countless happy customers) these essential oils are effective in repelling insects (mosquitoes, sandflies and other nasties in particular) for as long as 8 hours. Aside from that they cause no harm to the environment either.
The combination of the essential oils work together to create a synergistic effect that yields the most desirable results, smells good and does not sting the skin. Best of all, it is safe to use on children!
Getting rid of our household pests is no longer a dilemma with the creation of safe, highly effective, and nontoxic insect repellents. By going all-natural, you not only save the environment, you will get a safe and pest-free home as well. Buzz Buzz.