Do Natural Insect Repellents Work? - Get the Facts

Do Natural Insect Repellents Work? - Get the Facts

Posted by The Folks at Frenchies' on May 3rd 2022

We humans celebrate the arrival of warmer weather every year. It means spending more time outdoors doing the things we love: hiking, camping, fishing, gardening or spending time at the lake or beach. Do you know who else loves warm weather? Bugs! And guess who’s on their menu? You!

But don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re searching for a natural insect repellent or essential oils for ticks, Frenchies' Maine Woods Bug Dope is a natural bug spray made from essential oils that repel mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks! We created our Bug Dope 10 years ago and it remains our top-selling product. Why? Because it works! Over the years, we’ve received feedback from our loyal customers who often exclaim that our natural bug repellent is the best product on the market. Don’t take our word for it, check out their reviews here: Frenchies' Maine Woods Bug Dope Customer Reviews

Frenchies’ Maine Woods Bug Dope is a natural mosquito repellent that is made with essential oils for black flies and it also is an essential oil tick repellent. If you’ve tried another essential oil bug repellent but found that it did not work, it’s likely because the concentration of essential oils wasn’t strong enough. Our Maine Woods Bug Dope is highly concentrated—made with 25% active ingredients—we use up to 10 times the amount of essential oils in our product compared to other natural insect repellents! So, while you might pay a little more “per ounce” for our high-quality product, you will need to put less of it on because it truly packs a punch. Check out the FAQ for our Maine Woods Bug Dope:

Ready to give Frenchies’ Maine Woods Bug Dope a try? Order it here:

What about deer flies? Blog continues below photo...

Deer flies (and Horse flies) are yet another flying, biting insect that can surely ruin your day. The thing is, no spray-on insect repellent will make a good deer fly repellent. That’s because deerflies are primarily attracted to you by sight—there’s a reason they’ve got those huge bug eyes—to find YOU! If you’re looking to repel deer flies or repel horse flies, we’ve got a product that does better than repel—it kills them! We sell a deer fly patch that you can affix to your hat. When they land on the patch, they get stuck…and if they are stuck, that means they won’t be biting you! Interesting deerfly fact: only female deer flies bite. They need your blood to nourish their eggs (gross, right?)… the males stick to eating nectar and pollen (in case you were wondering).

Ready to give our Stop Deerfly Patches a try? Order a package of them here: One last factoid about deerflies – they’re attracted to darker colors. Dark blue or navy blue is their favorite color, while they seem to ignore lighter colors, especially white. You may want to keep that in mind the next time you’re getting ready to venture into deerfly territory!