Frenchies’ Maine Woods Bug Dope: DEET-free Natural Insect Repellent, Pump Spray, 2-Ounce

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Say goodbye to bugs and to DEET thanks to our natural bug spray! Safe for the whole family, including children and pets. Frenchies' Maine Woods Bug Dope is a DEET-free natural insect repellent that neutralizes your CO2 signature and keeps biting insects at bay without the use of harsh chemicals. Our customers love the scent but we tell them to buy it because IT WORKS!

  • ALL NATURAL, SAFE INSECT SPRAY: Bug Dope is DEET free. Protects from tick bites, mosquitoes, black flies, and biting gnats, and more.
  • DISGUISES YOUR SCENT, REPELS TICKS, MOSQUITOES & MORE: Bug Dope provides protection for 2-4 hours, then reapply. Contains up to 10X the amount of active ingredients. Stronger than other commercially available natural insect repellents.
  • INSECT REPELLENT ESSENTIAL OILS: This safe bug spray is made with high concentrations of cedar, geranium, citronella, and other combinations of essential oils.
  • SAFE BUG SPRAY FOR: Pregnancy, babies & toddlers, pets, and to spray indoors.
  • BEST NATURAL INSECT REPELLENT FOR TICKS: Helps prevent ticks from biting. See our FAQ page for more information about how it helps with ticks.
  • ALL NATURAL & SUSTAINABLE: All of our personal and home care products are handcrafted in Maine and packed in recyclable containers.

Directions: Shake well, apply liberally to exposed skin and clothing with an even mist. Avoid contact with mouth and eyes. Do not swallow; for external use only. Safe for children but should be applied by an adult!

Maine Woods Bug Dope, DEET-free Insect Repellent

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  • 5
    Bug dope

    Posted by Janet Edwards on Nov 14th 2018

    All the good ingredients and none of the bad. Very effective and highly recommended.

  • 5
    WORKS BETTER than deet!

    Posted by Rebecca on Jul 10th 2018

    My husband has been walking every morning on our road which is very buggy and he ran out of his deep woods off and I said I think I have something - I remembered that I had some Frenchies bug dope! - so I gave it to him and he came back and said he will never use regular bug spray/deet again and he will only use Frenchies!! HE LOVED IT!! It smells SO much better, doesn't sting his skin and IT WORKS BETTER than deet at keeping the bugs away!!!

  • 5
    Thanks for a great product!

    Posted by Barbara on May 14th 2018

    Last year I went to Alaska and on a walk we were swarmed with giant mosquitoes. We sprayed on the bug dope and weren't bothered from then on. It was amazing. Yesterday the black flies were out ... but not on me, thanks again to the bug dope. Thanks for a great product!

  • 5

    Posted by Rebecca C. on Jun 29th 2017

    I just went on a 10 day trip to the Dominican Republic, and used the bug dope every day, multiple times I day. I didn't get a single mosquito bite the entire trip!!! It was amazing! The bug dope's smell was incredible, felt good on the skin, and didn't get sticky like other bug sprays. I plan on buying more bottles, and I got everyone else on the trip hooked on it as well. Thanks for creating such a great product!!

  • 5
    It Works!

    Posted by Denny Cramer on Jun 13th 2017




  • 5
    black flies did not land nor bite

    Posted by Cheryl Parent on May 24th 2017

    Fishing went well. no fish, but on the up side, the black flies buzzed, but did not land nor bite !! Thanks guys

  • 5
    No hazardous chemicals

    Posted by Chris Landry on May 1st 2017

    We used your Bug Spray over the weekend. The stuff is Excellent! What a pleasure it is to go outside Fishing and not be covered in hazardous chemicals.

  • 5
    Your products can keep up with my guys.

    Posted by Beth Goodfellow Blumer on Apr 30th 2017

    This Farm Family loves the bug dope and the foaming balsam soap. Your products can keep up with my guys. I need to try your citrus and lemon scents next!

  • 5
    From the NH Woods to Africa

    Posted by Carrie Freitag on Apr 13th 2017

    Frenchies has successfully discouraged bugs from biting me through many fishing trips this summer in Northern NH. It held up to picking blackberries in the woods and moist undergrowth. I recently put it to a different test.
    I was in Tanzania, Africa. The travel clinic instructed me to use at least 30% DEET multiple times a day to avoid bug bites and getting things like Dengue fever and malaria. I packed my bottle of Frenchies, but did take some Bens (DEET) just in case. I used Frenchies the whole time and never had to take out the deet.
    I did not go on a Safari, so I cannot report on whether it deters lions and tigers. Next trip..:)
    Thank you for Frenchies!!!!

  • 5
    "amazed at how well it worked..."

    Posted by Terri Ducharme McDaniel on Apr 13th 2017

    Have to say came to know of your product through a friend on a hike this past Sunday!!! Was amazed at how well it worked and love that it is all natural and can use on my kids with no worries!!! Will be ordering my own from your website and look forward to trying your other products!!!

  • 5
    Best product I have ever used.

    Posted by Anonymous from South Carolina on Apr 13th 2017

    I absolutely Love Bug Dope! It is the best product for Mosquitoes that I have ever used. I'll be 70 yrs old and have tried most every product on the market. Nothing works better. I have given it as a gift. It smells fresh and pleasant, perfect to carry in my purse. It has made my life much better, after being stung numerous times with other products.

  • 5
    Love your Bug Dope!

    Posted by Kellie Burgess on Apr 13th 2017

    Love your Bug Dope! As an outdoor-loving Mainer with 6 indoor/outdoor pets, 2 toddlers, and a career in social services putting me at daily risk of fleas and other bugs in my client's homes, your Bug Dope is the best product I've found to avoid bringing pests home! Keep up the great work!