Summer Safety Tips

This is the second installment of summer safety tips. Last time, the focus was sun safety, this will focus on bug safety!


The Environmental Working Group has a great quiz to help you figure out what bug repellent is best for the adults, kids or pregnant women in your family. Take the quiz!

Some chemical-free ways to avoid bugs and bug bites this summer:

Avoid using scented soaps, perfumes, or hair sprays or gel on yourself or your child.

Don’t go to areas where insects and bugs might be – near-standing water or gardens where flowers are in bloom.

Avoid flowery prints and bright colors

If you’re going to be outside during dusk, cover up to avoid mosquitoes.