Keeping My Family Covered Against Mosquitos

This summer we have lots planned with the children including our first camping trip and cruise. I love summer, and the heatwave we have been experiencing over the past few weeks has been so nice, but there are downsides to the weather being hot and sunny – insect bites are both common and annoying. My daughter keeps getting bitten lately, and the bites are annoying and itchy for her.

I don’t want any of the kids to be in discomfort during the summer holidays, so I have been looking into the products that aim to help fight against those annoying mosquitos and biting insects!


The kids absolutely love the look of this product, and I must admit, I am quite impressed with the power in this tiny little gadget. One click against a bite helps to reduce the histamine flow, which in turn flushes out the toxins and reducing the urge to scratch the bite.

This is so good for younger kids like my daughter who just can’t help herself and doesn’t understand that scratching will make it worse. It is small enough to carry around with you so you have it to hand just in case, and has enough power in it for up to 1,000 clicks.

The sensation from the Zap-It isn’t painful, and you can buy it from pharmacies, health stores and selected supermarkets and garden centres.

Mosquitos Mosquito Patches 

These patches are fantastic if you are looking for more of a preventative measure. They are DEET-free and suitable for all ages. To use, the patches need to be squeezed, but once on they are able to keep mosquitos (and other biting insects) away for up to six hours.

What’s nice is they don’t need to be applied to the skin for them to work, which is brilliant for children. These would be great at a festival, or when exploring, when you need something that will protect all day. Twenty four patches cost £8.95, and are available from Amazon.

Spray On Mosquito & Insect Repellant 

I think this is my favourite product as it is so easy to use. Simply shake gently and spray on to the skin to protect against bugs. The spray is DEET-free and suitable for all ages, even babies, and unlike other insect repellants, it has a lovely subtle scent. You can pick a bottle up on Amazon for around £8.

Products featured in this post have been gifted to me, however all opinions and images are my own. 

How are you protecting yourself against insect bites this summer? 

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