How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mosquitoes?

If you guessed that I was singing the title of this post to the tune of that Sound of Music song, well you couldn’t be more correct.  Don’t cover your ears now, because I have practiced singing that line in perfect pitch.  Moving on…

Big things come in small packages.  By big, I mean deadly.  Biting insects of the miniscule kind suck not only blood but all the life out of you.   When mosquitoes bite, they mean all harm and no good.

For some reason, mosquitoes love to attack kids.  Maybe it’s because of their stature, or because their blood smells sweeter.  Whatever their reasons are, I hate them like the hair on my legs.

It’s a consolation to know that we moms don’t have to resort to some creepy type of voodoo just to keep these mosquitoes away from our kids.  Fate is kind, and the powerful chemists that be have come up with a safe yet effective insect repellent, and it goes by the name of Guard.  I was introduced to Guard when bloggy mom Jade of Momma Finally gave away samples at her son’s birthday party.

Unlike other insect repellent lotions, Guard isn’t sticky.   It’s almost incredible how a powdery-scented lotion can keep bugs at bay.  The magic of Guard lies in Picaridin.  It is a natural insect repellent based on a compound found in peppers.  Now, that’s what I call pepperrific!

I’ve tried a gamut of insect repellents, but so far, nothing compares to Guard.  It’s safe on even a one-year old’s skin and packs a wallop in keeping bugs away.

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. When my son was younger, he got really sick from mosquito bites. He was in the hospital for 4 days with viral meningitis.

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  2. Hi Pepper, I also like the smell of Guard insect repellent. Compare to other insect repellent, Guard has a nice scent. I reviewed it in my parenting blog, please check it out:

  3. Website Design says

    Thanks for the information. I think I am going to look for it, for my kids and me.

  4. We have done some measures as to how to eradicate mosquitoes in our place. We do cleaning the yard especially those sites that contain water. A stagnant water is a place where the mosquito breeds. Also we put screen on our windows for not them to enter the house. We do spraying but not on the room of children when they are in cause of the smell and chemicals of the liquid.

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  6. I lived in the Caribbean for two years and had to fight mosquitos almost the entire time. A lotion like this would have been a complete life saver.

  7. Dwijayasblog says

    Mosquitoes is one of the most dangerous creator in the world. It can cause scarlet fever. One of my cousin had it back few years ago, he had to spent almost two weeks in hospital. So be careful.

  8. It’s very important defending our children from mosquitoes because mosquitoes are very dangerous. Your article has lots of valuable information about how to prevent from mosquitoes. Thank you for your information.

  9. Natural home remedy mosquito repellents should be used as they tend to be more safe I have tried a lot of the products suggested on many natural remedy website but most are no good the garlic does help a little bit to keep the bugs away.

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