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Mosquito Born Illnesses 101

Thinking about travelling? Learn about some of the most common mosquito spread diseases.  No matter where you are in the world, there’s bound to be something trying to kill you. What’s small, sneaky, and wreaks havoc on any camping trip? If you guessed mosquitoes, you’re right. While most insect bites are harmless aside from an itchy bump, some could cause quite a bit of damage. Depending on what part of the world you’re in, mosquitoes have the potential to infect you with a variety of dangerous, and sometimes deadly, diseases. If you plan on travelling, whether within the United States or abroad, make sure to know the tell tale signs of some of the more common mosquito-borne illnesses. West Nile Virus...

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Unfortunate Misuse of the Word “Natural”

Most people are aware that we are almost always oversold on, well, just about everything. Walk down any aisle at the supermarket, you’ll see the word “natural” dozens - if not hundreds - of times, often on products that are hardly, if at all, natural. As a company that actually offers an all-natural product, we’re right with you in seeing this as annoying and worrisome. Let’s Take Back Natural Simply typing in “natural” into your favorite search engine fields definitions that include: “Existing in or caused by nature…” and other such definitions that evoke a sense that natural means, well, “of nature.” However, that isn’t what we see on so many products; in fact, the Food & Drug Administration doesn’t...

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Using Natural Fly Repellent

If you’re considering a hiking trip, worried about keeping flies off of your horses, or just generally preparing for summer fun in the sun, then you will need a fly repellent that can stand up to your needs. At BB’s All Natural FlyAway Spray, we have developed a versatile product that can keep up with those needs; here is how to use it in your everyday life! Putting BB’s to Use in your Tack Room or Hiking Pack Applying our All Natural FlyAway Spray is easier than you might think, but we’ll get to that! First, we have to undo all of the damage that chemical-based insect repellents have done to your perception of what a fly spray is and...

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Why Bug-Borne Viruses are Still a Problem

Who could forget the uproar - and even panic - many people in the world felt surrounding the Zika virus? Here we are, less than a year after the uproar began, and already we’ve begun to put the fear and anxiety out of our minds; but are we actually safe from bug-borne viruses, or was this winter reprieve only the calm before the storm? Factors That Bring About Bug-Borne Viruses Mosquitoes have long been associated with malaria, which has been the bane of many African nations and the subject of decades of donations, research, and foreign support. Beyond malaria, however, are a number of potential diseases and viruses that can infect humans en masse, with the certainty of more to...

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How Nature Repels Insects

  While cows and horses use their tails to swat at insects as best as they can, plants have a different way to keep insects away: Essential oils. This may sound unbelievable, but understand that essential oils existed inside of plants long before becoming the latest health craze. Essential Oils & Their Insect-Repelling Plants There are certain plants that give homeowners more than one benefit, for some this is providing food and beauty, or maybe a lovely scent, for others this means keeping away mosquitoes, flies, and other unwanted pests. Lavender If you know anyone that’s become obsessed with essential oils, then you’ve no doubt heard of the thousand positive applications of lavender oil. Of course, the oil comes from...

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