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With concerns over Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus, bug bites can be not only uncomfortable, but particularly worrying. Of equal concern for many families are the questionable ingredients in many commercially available insect repellents. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has just released a report that provides exhaustive reviews of common bug spray ingredients, along with their Guide to Better Bug Repellents. Read on to find out key steps you and your family can take to protect against bugs while enjoying the summer, such as choosing a less harmful bug spray, wearing proper clothing when outside, and knowing the signs of a bad bug bite.


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