Biologist: "My fiancé and I recently traveled into the Amazon jungle in Ecuador. The warm, humid environment enables mosquito populations to thrive, especially in the flooded rainforest and marsh zones. I have never felt comfortable using DEET-based insect repellents, due to my sensitive skin, as well as increasing evidence of the chemicals' neurotoxicity to both insects and mammals. (This toxicity is aggravated when used in combination with other insecticides, which is often the case). My prior experiences using your "Don't Bug Me" natural insect repellent spray had been quite positive, so I decided to use it on my trip. Out of our group of seven people, I believe my fiancé and I were the least mosquito-bitten. When we'd find the mosquitoes were starting to bite us again, we'd reapply the spray (about every hour), and the refreshingly fragrant scent seemed to immediately deter the mosquitoes. Thank you for creating such a wonderful product." - M.E.R. Biologist, Blacksburg, VA
Forester: "Not kidding at all... This "Don't Bug Me!" stuff from Birdsong Farm is 98% effective in deterring some of the nastiest bugs on the planet from chewing on me and has lowered my risk of some very ugly diseases. I am a private professional forester - as a scientist I work in the woods & wetlands most days counting trees, plants, & animals - checking on forest health to help and restore our planet. I walk, crawl, climb, wade, eat, sleep, bathe, & work in the field in all seasons. I visit some of the roughest toughest places and it is NOT a "Walk- in-the-Park." Not counting the homeless - I am one of only 0.0004% of the U.S. Population (foresters) that spend most of their time living and working in the forest.
I am food for bugs; ticks, chiggers, flies, mosquitoes; most of which carry other parasites - that all want a piece of me. For years I shunned all bug sprays... but when you pull off a hundred ticks (literally), using a mirror and a Leatherman, from private places where the sun-don't-shine - you begin looking for something ... But, too many of my family have died of diseases related to anthropogenic causes and, I nearly lost my friend - a wetland forester; he ended up in intensive care just from using commercial bug spray every day. So ... I took the bugs over synthesized man-made pesticides. ... But, now I spend more focused time working & can appreciate more spring bird calls because I spend much less time scratching and swatting and ... my dog gets to sleep with me in the tent again. I'm not kidding really - It works." - B.B. Forester, Blacksburg, VA
International Traveller: "We took a bottle of your wonderful repellent overseas to Thailand and Cambodia with us. It was a sad day when we ran out because nothing worked as good or smelled as great as your repellent. It also was not oily or greasy and I also remember a very sweet taste in my mouth when I would spray it. I really hate the idea of wearing anything with DEET. It is so bad for you and feels so sticky and bitter on my skin. Your product really works too. I tried other natural products after I ran out of yours and got munched. Next time I enter malaria/dengue fever infested areas I will make sure I have plenty of Don't Bug Me. Thank you so much for your wonderful product. God Bless You!!" - K.B. Salt Lake City, UT.
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Dog Owner: "We have been using your "Don't bug me" spray for our dogs for about 6 weeks ...The dogs no longer act as if their skin is burning (as with chemical repellents) and we have not seen a single tick or flea - our dogs are VERY active and spend a good amount of time jumping in high grasses, hiking with us in the woods, and swimming. They have put your spray to the test and we are so happy with the results. I have started using your Don't Bug Me for us and it has a pleasant smell, I don't worry about harsh chemicals on my skin, and best of all NO MOSQUITO BITES." Thank you! J.M. Christiansburg, VA.
Gardener: "I was very interested in trying your product, because I hated the idea of slathering many applications of DEET on my skin day after day. Upon trying your spray, my first thought was that it sure did smell better than the repellents I had been using. Later, I was down on my hands and knees working with plants, and I thought it was so nice not to have mosquitoes out today. Then I looked up and saw a swarm of them circling overhead but not landing. I have been using only Don't Bug Me ever since, and will not use anything else. I promote it to my friends and relatives every chance I get." - W.C. Blacksburg, VA