Mosquito bites
Mosquito bites

This might look incredibly disgusting, but it is reality. It is the work of a nasty little bug that lives pretty much everywhere these days, haunting me even in my backyard.

*Dum Dum Dum!* The mosquito.

Over Fourth of July weekend I was bitten more than 50 times. My legs were swollen. They hurt with each and every step. And try as I might, it was nearly impossible to stop scratching, so I’m sure the lingering effect of these mosquito bites will last well into September. More than just the annoying itch, I was putting myself at risk for West Nile Virus and probably other infections from all the scratching I’ve been doing.

And really, it would have been easy to avoid them. It’s called bug spray, and I’ve been using it ever since.

In fact, this morning, I broke out some of the Cutter brand wipes, ran one down my legs, over my arms and around my neck before setting out in my damp backyard for a morning of weeding in my garden.

The result? Not one new mosquito bite.

I’ve been nervous about going outside since the Fourth of July weekend fiasco, but I have two young children and they always want to be out playing in the yard. I’ve been using the Cutter Natural Insect Repellent on them as well and it’s kept the bites to a minimum. In fact, I have such faith in it, that I put it in their day care backpack for use every time they are outside.

I was fortunate enough to get samples of Cutter All Family Mosquito WipesCutter Natural Insect RepellentCutter Natural FoggerCutter Skinsations Ultra LightCutter Lemon Eucalyptus Insect RepellentCutter Backwoods Insect Repellent AerosolCutter American Holiday Candle, and Cutter Backyard Bug Control Spray to use for this review, and now you have the chance to try some of it too!

Win it!

Cutter is providing Detroit Mommies with one big ol’ pack of the Cutter products listed above to give away to our readers.

Entry Requirements

To win a copy, leave a comment below about how you avoid the bugs! For an extra entry, Like Cutter Insect Repellent on Facebook and leave us a comment letting us know that you did.

The Fine Print

No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be selected randomly through https://random.org. Detroit Mommies writers and contributors are ineligible to participate. Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered. Detroit Mommies is not responsible products shipped from outside vendors or sponsors.  Open to participants in the US 18 years and older.  The contest will close on Friday, Sept. 9,2011 @ 11:59:59 p.m. EST with winners selected on Saturday, Sept. 10. Winners must respond to Detroit Mommies within 24 hours or a new winner will be selected.

Disclaimer: I was provided with the above listed Cutter products to review for this post. The views and opinions expressed here are strictly my own. 

 

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Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.
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Lisa L
Lisa L
9 years ago

Likes Cutter Insect Repellent on Facebook-Lisa L

Lisa L
Lisa L
9 years ago

We use bug spray and light citronella candles if we’re in the yard.

Laura Meils
Laura Meils
9 years ago

We spray bug spray before we go outside

Laura Meils
Laura Meils
9 years ago

I try to buy the bug repellant wipes-great for kids

Patti Hess
Patti Hess
9 years ago

Liked Cutter on Facebook

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thanks a lot

Patti Hess
Patti Hess
9 years ago

I avoid the bugs by staying in the house and it’s not too much fun

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thanks a lot

Jessica T.
Jessica T.
9 years ago

I used Cutter mosquito spray this year after I got chewed on by mosquitoes and a tick on me in my garden!

Christine
Christine
9 years ago

I am a Cutter FB fan = christine w

Christine
Christine
9 years ago

Yikes! Those legs look ouch!!! I burn citronella candles sometimes but the main way we keep bugs away is using Cutter! Thanks for the chance.

Julie Jerome
Julie Jerome
9 years ago

Once the sun goes down I get the kids in the house. The bugs have been horrible this year.