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Bugs don’t have to take the fun out of being outdoors. We are dedicated to avoiding, repelling, and killing all biting and irritating bugs.

Our hit list includes ticks, mosquitos, black flies, ants, spiders, and more.

Here’s how to kill a tick and how to remove a tick head, and repel them. These homemade insect repellents and electronic repellents should give you some relief from mosquitos.

This guide to essential oil bug repellent covers natural ways to repel mosquitos, flies, and fleas.

Bothered by bugs? Unleash the Buginator and enjoy life outdoors again!

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