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  • Winter Blahs No More

    Friday, December 30, 2016

    The holidays are over and it's hard not to feel like hibernating for the next two months with the promise of cold, blustery winter days ahead. While venturing outside in the colder months is not … Read more

  • Pictures Say It Best

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    Winter isn’t a cold season everywhere, but those who experience winter weather can relate to the low temps and snow it brings! What IS everywhere is the spirit of the holiday season that comes each … Read more

  • Natural Cold Remedies

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    With the winter months nearly upon us, it’s easy to dread the upcoming cold many of us will catch. Sore throats, stuffy noses and blocked sinuses are certainly not our idea of a good time, but the … Read more

  • Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Thanksgiving is just nine days away! Do you feel the spirit of the holiday season? We do. Bring out the family recipes and wonderful company! Since Bug Protector is formulated with four great … Read more

  • 7 Tips for Fall Running

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Runners across the country, including those in the Midwest, are rejoicing this time of year — no more humidity and hot summer temps! Fall is the perfect time to run thanks to the comfortable weather, … Read more

  • 10 Midwest Fall Getaways

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    While the Midwest can easily be forgotten about on the national scene, one thing’s for sure: It offers some downright stunning views in the fall. With the tips we provided in our last post, we wanted … Read more

  • Hit the Road, Jack

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Now that fall is upon us and the temps are cooler (at least in some parts of the country), we’ve been itching to get out and see the fabulous fall colors that nature offers. A road trip can be one of … Read more

  • That’s an (Outdoor) Wrap!

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    This year’s Outdoor Retailer show was a must-see for anyone who enjoys living life outdoors. 

    Considered one of the world’s largest trade shows, this four-day event was a fast-paced excursion of all … Read more

  • 8 Outdoor Destinations for the Entire Family

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    With so many amazing outdoor destinations to visit, even just in the United States, it can be hard to choose — especially if you’re looking for a trip that’s great for kids as well. We’ve got some … Read more

  • 20 Activities to Fight Boredom this Summer

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    It's officially the summer season, and with it comes the sometimes difficult challenge of keeping kids busy, safe and healthy. In fact, USA Today references how several studies indicate summer can be … Read more

  • 10 Facts You May Not Know About Mosquitoes

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    As summer approaches and Zika-related cases continue to spread across the U.S., people are understandably becoming concerned about mosquito bites and eager to learn how to prevent them. That said, we … Read more

  • Essential Oils: Improving Health and Bug Protection

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    It’s been said that essential oils treat everything from sleep deprivation to skin rashes — and while many support the physical and emotional benefits of these natural oils, the properties of several … Read more

  • What Exactly is a B Corp?

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    You may have noticed that among other credentials, Bug Protector is a Certified B Corporation®. We’re very proud of this certification but realize that not everyone is familiar with it. Of course, we’ … Read more

  • All Natural, All Spring Long

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    As we near the end of March and the temperatures rise, it’s inevitable that bug season is nearly upon us. For most, April through September is typically high bug season, and that season tends to … Read more