The bugs this summer have been the worst I have seen in years! All of the rain early in the season brought in a ton of mosquitoes in our yard, which tend to take a toll on the tradition of bonfires and spending evenings playing outside. On top of all of the mosquitoes, I have been worried every time my daughters wander into the woods in our backyard to play because of the increase in ticks and fleas this year.
I hate putting on the strong chemicals in insect repellent, especially on my kids’ sensitive skin! When I heard about One Step Ahead’s new line of clothing called Bug Smarties, I couldn’t wait to give it a try! Not only are the clothes cute and fashionable, but they are also great for active play.
I received product to facilitate this post.
Insect Shield Technology Makes Clothing Resistant to Insects
So, I was curious what Insect Shield Technology is all about, how does it actually work? Bug Smarties clothing are treated with permetherin, which is used primarily in lice shampoo and flea shampoo for dogs.
To get the best coverage, you would need to wear larger items to cover more exposed skin, smaller items cover a smaller area, therefore leaving you more exposed. Exposed areas of skin would still need a small amount of repellent to be completely covered.
How long does Insect Shield last, you might be wondering? It lasts 70 washes, which is also about the normal life of any other piece of clothing.
Bug Smarties are the perfect for any outdoor activity this late summer and fall. Take them with you on a family camping trip, to the park for a picnic, or put them on your kids for a hike in the woods. Bug Smarties really will give you the peace of mind that your children are protected.
So take the time to get outside with your family!
You can purchase Bug Smarties clothing for your children online at One Step Ahead and on Amazon.
This is not a paid post. All opinions and views are my own. Thank you One Step Ahead for providing the product for this post.