DEET is the main ingredient in most mosquito repellents, but it is definitely not the way to protect our furry friends. We hate putting that concoction on ourselves or our children. (With good reason, too. DEET can actually melt plastic!) So why would we use it on our pets?
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Spray the infused mixture over grass, plants and flowers, around benches, on and around front porches, around pools in your yard and lawns where you like to stay. This spray is eco-friendly and non-toxic, it is safe to plants, pets and children. Homemade onion spray repellent against mosquitoes outdoors keep blood-sucking insects off from treated areas for about a month. The only drawback of onion mosquito spray is its smell.
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While you may be able to find commercial mosquito repellents that are marketed for dogs, there are always risks involved when using commercial bug sprays around your pet. If you prefer to avoid those risks entirely, you can create your own dog-friendly mosquito repellent with lemons and water. Lemon is a natural insect repellent due to its strong scent – though this scent annoys mosquitoes, it will leave your dog smelling fresh. To create your own mosquito repellent, follow the steps below:
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It's important to know that the majority of products available that are suitable for humans may not be suitable for animals. Here's a range of child and pet friendly mosquito repellents that will ensure your loved ones stay safe from mosquito and insect bites. Mosquito bites in pets have the potential to become infected very quickly as animals are more likely to scratch and damage the skin around a bite, so it's important to buy a product that is going to work.