Bug Band Mosquito Repellent Bracelet - How Long Does It Last?

Posted on: Feb 28 2011 at 07:42 - comments
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Price: 3 Bands for $19.95 + $6.95 S&H. Opt Out Offer - get 3 more bands and a bottle of Double Shield Sun Block SPF 30 for $6.95 S&H. To not accept extra stuff, make sure to remove checkmark above order form!
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In about two weeks from the time I publish this, I'll be heading down to Southwest Florida to spend some good, quality time with my grandfather. We'll spend a lot of it outdoors. Besides, we've got a min-golf score to settle (who can end in a tie?). The only downside is that by the time I get out there, the mosquitoes will start greeting us. And I hate always having to put on the bug spray and time it just right so I don't sweat it off.

I confess, I'll be looking to try out the Bug Band.

What Are Bug Bands?

Bug Bands look like the Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG bracelets (been wearing mine 8 years now!), but instead of reminding people about lukemia / lymphoma, they create a spherical bug shield around them. These types of products have been popping up recently. They're intruiging to me. Put them on with my running shoes, patella straps and headphones. I can see it being a part of my ritual. You can put it on your wrist, belt loop, shoe laces, back of your hat, stroller, lawn mower, golf cart, tents, bikes...

Geraniol - the Active Ingredient in Bug Band

The active ingredient in Bug Bands is Geraniol. Geraniol has been found in studies by the University of Florida to be a safe, natural, effective alternative to DEET. Odd site note:  it is also one of the additives used in cigarette flavoring. ( Like I said, Odd . And irrelevant.)

Claims - Bug Band

According to BugBand.com the bracelets are supposed to do the following,:

  • No Sprays
  • No Mess
  • 100% DEET Free
  • 100% Natural
  • Proven to Repel Mosquitoes
  • Repels Up to 120 Hours
  • Protective Band to Lock in Scent When Not Active

There is quite the grass roots marketing campaign going for it. Bug Band has developed strategic partnerships with the following:

And has a litney of media outlets singing their praises.

[Source:  video on TryBugBand.com]

Review - Bug Band Complaints, Frauds, Rip-Offs, Scams...

There isn't much negative out there but, speaking of Southwest Florida, Bug Band was tested b y WBBH, Channel 2 NBC out of Cape Coral / Fort Myers / Naples... and they said that though it was effective, they found it worked best in areas closet to the band while areas farther away were more susceptible to mosquito bites. So, I'm thinking 1 on my wrist and one on my shoes.

Where to Find Bug Bands

Two things to note:

  1. They don't mention the initial S&H price for the main offer [GRRRRRRRR!!!! Hate that!]. It is in fact $6.95 so if you get the whole offer the S&H will be $13.90.
  2. The second three rings and lotion is OPT-OUT. To NOT purchase them, make sure to check the check-mark above the order form!

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