Savvy folks have been planting geraniums in their window boxes for centuries, using the natural properties of the flowers to repel bugs. Today, the hard data exists that proves that the use of geraniums is more than a tradition passed down from generation to generation. Geraniol, a powerful ingredient extracted from geranium oil through a unique refining process, does indeed provide a natural - and extremely effective - insect repellent.
According to laboratory and field studies by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Geraniol is not only more effective than 6.75-percent DEET, musk oil and 10-percent citronella, it repels a much broader range of insects. Geraniol, the active ingredient in BugBand insect repellent, has been proven effective in repelling a wide variety of insects, including mosquitoes, house flies, stable flies, horn flies, cockroaches, fire ants, fleas, gnats, dog ticks, lone star ticks, and no-see-ums.
For use in garden beds, around pools, picnic areas, patios, cookouts and camp sites to repel biting, blood-feeding insects such as mosquitoes, flies, gnats, no-see-ums and fleas.