Mosquitoes Bugged by These Wipes

Wouldn’t it be nice to turn the tables on mosquitoes, to bug them with an all-natural repellent rather than be bugged by their annoying bites? Here’s how you do it: Use this wipe containing no DEET or questionable chemicals. It employs the repellent powers of peppermint oil.

When the sizzle of summer subsides a bit in September, it becomes prime time for patio and tailgating parties. The only problem: mosquitoes. They make your guests become reluctant-but-murderous members of a SWAT team, which distracts from the fun and the food of your party.

If you want to prevent mosquito mayhem without resorting to nasty-but-effective chemicals, try the La Fresh Travel Lite Insect Repellent Wipe, which employs the repellent powers of peppermint oil.

Consider this experiment by an independent laboratory. La Fresh was tested against two other formulas for effectiveness of repelling mosquitoes. The two controls were Repel Mosquito Wipes, which contain 30 percent DEET, and isopropyl alcohol.

Results revealed that the alcohol and DEET formulas provided 100 percent repellency, while the La Fresh Travel Lite Insect Repellent Wipe provided 99.8 percent repellency. Our conclusion: It’s easy to live with the miniscule difference when applying an all-natural (peppermint oil, castor oil, olive oil, sesame oil and wheat germ oil), chemical-free formula to your whole family. And the sealed, individual-wipe packets are convenient for travel.