Greenville park-goers test out new all-natural bug repellents - FOX Carolina 21

Greenville park-goers test out new all-natural bug repellents

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Pic Pest Free Living's Twist-It bug repellent. (June 20, 2012/FOX Carolina) Pic Pest Free Living's Twist-It bug repellent. (June 20, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (AP) -

Bug spray is on the brain now that summer is officially here. The bugs that made their home in the Upstate are surely sticking around. So what's the best way to keep them from biting?

Most people have tried the sprays, but some people may be concerned about the DEET or other chemicals on kids' skin, or blowing through the air.

In the last year, a made-in-the-USA company launched new bug repellents as stickers that go on clothing, and others that can hang on just about anywhere.

Pic Pest Free Living has launched all-natural repellents that you don't have rub or spray on. The Bugables are stickers, and the Twist-It is modeled after a wood worker's ruler.

Fox Carolina tested both products with families at Greenville's Cleveland Park. People said they liked the lemon scent of both. They also said the bugs seemed to stay away, but that the stickers weren't so sticky.

Amber Cherry said she usually has bugs swarming to bite her, but, "with [the Twist It] sitting right in front of me, I didn't get bit at all and I barely saw any bugs even come around me."

Park visitors said they appreciated the all-natural ingredients and loved that the repellents kept the bugs from biting, but didn't spray chemicals on their skin or in the air.

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