Tick Repellent Spray

Formulated specifically to repel the Deer tick and the Dog tick. This spray is made from a blend of cedarwood oil and geraniol and is an effective alternative to chemical-laden products. It features a pleasant scent, is non-greasy and is perfect for everyday outdoor adventures.

Customer Reviews


Our newest plant-derived repellent.

Our tick repellent is made from a blend of cedarwood oil and geraniol, and passed lab tests with greater than 88-94% efficacy against two common tick species — the dog tick and the deer (black-legged) tick.

Grab an 8, 4 or 2 oz. bottle and get tick protection!

Plant-based goodness.

Made with essential oils and botanical ingredients.
  • Active ingredients: Geraniol (0.90%) and Cedarwood (0.60%)
  • Inert ingredients: Water, glycerin, castor oil, soya lecithin, sorbitol, vanillin, acacia gum, xanthan gum, Vitamin E, citric acid (totaling 98.5%)

Tick formula: our newest formula is specially blended to provide the most effective, natural repellency for ticks. 

Cedarwood Oil
Our Virginia Cedarwood (juniperus virginiana) oil is well-known as an insect repellent.

Derived from plants, such as geraniums and lemongrass, Geraniol has the ability to repel insects. It is the primary part of rose oi, palmarosa oil and citronella oil. Studies have shown geraniol to be a botanical repellent that offers protection from various species of ticks. 

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3/21/2019 - Mosquito and tick I use it on myself and my American pit bulls when we go camping or on hikes or summer in general. Love that it’s all natural! I actually saw multiple mosquitoes land on my dogs then immediately fly off I also witnessed a tick jump off our dog like it was scared. When we get home they are bug free. Sun lotion: sounds great - plan to use it for fiancé and baby.
- Caleb, Oregon

7/5/2018 - This (tick) repellent smells so good! I love the ingredients and the fact that it's DEET free! I've sprayed it on my lower legs and shoes while hiking and it doesn't stain or leave a residue on my hiking shoes.
- Jennifer, Chesapeake Bay, MD

7/1/2018 - This is a great product! It smells delicious and the girls and I used it on a hike the other day; no fleas or ticks. I have already ordered another!
- Claudia, California

6/27/2018 - I used this spray on a recent overnight hike. I didn't get one tick - and they were everywhere! That's all I need to know. It works!
- Sara, Utah

6/5/2018 - As a Colorado native, ticks gross me out and are of high concern. This product is getting me through spring and summer!
- Kelli, Colorado

5/1/2018 - This tick repellent has been a savior for me and my dog. Bug Protector nailed it!
- Conor, Bend, OR

8/17/2017 - I love your new tick repellent! Since using it on my dogs before hiking, we haven't found a single tick!
- Dave, Folsom Lake, CA

Important stuff.

  • For external application to protect against ticks.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Prior to outdoor exposure, thoroughly spray product on exposed skin or pet's fur, and allow to dry without wiping.
  • It may be necessary to reapply Bug Protector if you're in an outdoor environment where insect population is high and the duration of your outdoor venture is longer than 2 hours.
  • Apply to children only with adult supervision. Spray on hands and rub on children's faces. Do not apply to hands of children.
  • Do not spray in the eyes.
  • Discontinue use if irritation or redness develops.

Most often asked.

Below are a few questions we're most often asked. Please fill out the Contact Us form if you have other questions not shown here.

As with most oil-based repellents, they are not waterproof and will need to be reapplied after exposure to water.

Our repellents should be reapplied as often as necessary depending on the outdoor environment and your level of activity. It may be necessary to reapply if you're in an outdoor environment where the insect population is high and the duration of your outdoor stay is longer than two hours.

Environmental conditions such as humidity, sun exposure, wind, rain and abrasion may all affect the actual performance of bug repellents.

Our tick repellents have been tested by an independent lab for efficacy against the dog tick and the deer (blacklegged) tick.  Results indicate a high degree of repellency (>88-94%) with our formulation. 


Our products are not tested on animals. Independent labs test our repellent products for repellency against mosquitoes and ticks (arthropods) so that we can assess the efficacy of the products. During these tests, substrates are sprayed with our products and live ticks and/or mosquitoes are used to determine if they avoid or are repelled by the area sprayed with the formula. No insects or arthropods are harmed or killed during testing.

Bug Protector products have a shelf life of three years.

Good for business.

Protector Brands is a Certified B Corporation®, as we've been recognized by the nonprofit organization B Lab for meeting the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and social and environmental performance. 

Bug Protector is produced in a LEED-certified facility, which demonstrates that we value and are committed to maintaining sustainable and responsible business practices.
Bug Protector is proudly made in the Midwest in a state-of-the-art, FDA approved facility. From the R&D to the filling, labeling and shipping, all aspects of the manufacturing process are done by us, which allows us to maintain maximum quality control.