Pest Aside – To Keep Biting Bugs Away

112 customer reviews


Pest Aside is an all-natural bug repellent stick that repels ticks, mosquitoes, flies, and other pests that might bother you when you’re trying to enjoy the great outdoors! Pest Aside is a five-ingredient blend that’s very effective against all these insects, and more!

We use coconut oil, neem oil, citronella essential oil, patchouli essential oil, and candelilla wax to create a salve that’s applied from a convenient, non-messy tube.  All four oils are known for their bug repellent properties — and neem, in particular, makes it work better than most essential oil-based options! Make sure you have it whenever you plan on being outside!

Key Ingredients:

Pest Aside keeps bugs at bay!

ABSOLUTELY NO colors, flavors (natural or artificial), preservatives, added sugar, sodium benzoate, citric acid, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, top allergens (corn, soy, nuts, gluten, dairy, fish) or other junk!

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NOTE: Some Pest Aside products were made with a darker neem oil this season. The product is darker in appearance, but quality and effectiveness is unchanged.


Pest-Aside contains a blend of coconut and neem oil, candelilla wax, and insect-repelling essential oils to create the ultimate salve for bug bite prevention. Unlike sprays, it won’t spill or leak and there’s no nasty fumes to inhale. A little bit goes a long way, which makes this salve stick cost-effective. It’s mess free and safe for the whole family 6 months+.

Next time you’re going to have fun outdoors, make sure you bring along your Pest-Aside for an itch-free adventure! If you’re looking for relief from bug bites, poison ivy, splinters, and more, check out our Black Drawing Salve!


  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Safe for ages 6 months+
  • Insect repellent
  • Made with essential oils
  • Anti-fungal properties

Don’t love your product? Contact us within 30 days and we’ll refund your money. The best way to reach us is through email at [email protected].


Rub a small amount on exposed skin areas, especially around the ankles and neck. Reapply as needed.


Shelf Life: 1 year. Safe for ages 6 mo+. Safe while pregnant or breastfeeding.

These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure anything.


Q: Is this safe for my baby, or mom while pregnant/breastfeeding?

A: Safe for babies from 6 months, and can be used safely during pregnancy and breastfeeding!

Q: Why is this in a stick instead of a spray?

A: The most effective ingredients were all oil-based, so it made the most sense to be in a stick.

Q: This melts! What can I do about it?

A: These oils will melt if in the direct sun or hot car.  We recommend placing it inside a bag or container where it won’t make a mess if it does melt.  Melting will not affect use; it will still work!

Q: How much do I need to use?

A: For backyards or low-bug areas, a little on your neck, wrists, and ankles should be enough.  If you will be in the deep woods or high-bug areas, apply to all exposed skin.

Q: Why is my product so dark? It's never been this dark before.

A: Natural products do vary by growing season or slight changes in plant variety. This does not change effectiveness.

112 reviews for Pest Aside – To Keep Biting Bugs Away

  1. Sheri (verified owner)

    This definitely worked for me, however the protection doesn’t last as long as the chemical products. But I would rather re-apply as needed than cover myself in chemicals.

  2. Sara Leathers (verified owner)

    I bought this for my one year old and me. I wanted to love it, but the mosquitos still come after us. I have tried making sure every bit of us is covered with it, but they still bite.

  3. Melanie (verified owner)

    Love this stuff! I have yet to get a Mosquito bite this year I recommend you it to all my friends and they Recommend it to theirs

  4. Tara (verified owner)

    I have only used this a few times and it was on my nephew who gets bitten up quickly. He was able to be outside and enjoy it without him getting bites on him. I plan on taking it on a trip here soon and looking forward to it working for us. It has a very strong smell so a little can go along way and see why it works.

  5. Brenda (verified owner)

    This product works so well for me and my family! We put it on our ankles and wrists and have no issues with bug bites! I am so thankful for a natural bug repellent! And the smell is not as bad as I thought it would be. We don’t mind smelling like citronella If it keeps the bugs away!

  6. Anita (verified owner)

    Looks like I am an outlier, but this did not work for me, my daughter, or my mom. I got 4 mosquito bites on my legs on one occasion. Thinking that perhaps I hadn’t applied with full coverage, I gave the product two more chances. Each time I got multiple bites in areas I knew had applied the product. I did get fewer bites than if I hadn’t applied anything at all (mosquitoes love me), but each time I still had 3 or more bites. Same for my toddler and for my mom. (Perhaps our genetics make us too irresistible to bugs.) Based on the other reviews, I bought 2 large containers and 1 travel size. I should have gotten the trial sized first to make sure it worked out for me.

  7. Jadegetzcena (verified owner)

    This stuff actually works!!! I was being eaten alive one night and ran in to put this all over.
    Next thing I know, the bugs were flying up to me then hovering and flying away! I watched so many decide not to land on me. And bonus…. It smells so good!!!

  8. Kirsten Elliott

    The bugs really dislike this stuff! I feel much better about applying this all natural product on my children!

  9. Chellie Anne (verified owner)

    I have most products by Earthley but this is one of my favorites. I bought the biggest size (two actually) for camping and hiking this summer for a family of 4 and it’s been great. We rarely get a mosquito bite and we hike all over all the time. It’s easy to apply and rub into the skin too and smells great!

  10. Amy!

    this works! and I really like the smell. Plus, it’s so easy to apply, as a stick.

  11. toy75 (verified owner)

    This stuff is amazing! I love that it is all natural and a safe alternative to chemical laden sprays. It smells great and works wonders. We went on a family trip to the river and my son and I were the only ones not getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. I always have some on hand.

  12. Amy Jo Miller

    My 13 month old loves outdoors, which means we are constantly fighting off pests! I love that Pest Aside smells nice, is easy to put on and that it’s safe for our whole family!

  13. Beth (verified owner)

    Hubby and I use this when we go hiking at our nearby state park and when we are working in the yard. It works great! We keep at least one, if not two sticks, around all the time.

  14. Lisa R

    Super impressed at something that does the job so well and being all natural, healthy and taking away my worry.

  15. Jenna (verified owner)

    Love using it for travel as its compact and easy to use in a pinch! Of course we love the safe and effective ingredients!

  16. Margot Muenzing (verified owner)

    I only gave it four stars because although it works really well, I’m not a huge fan of the smell.

  17. Rachel Tripp (verified owner)

    This works as well or better than any store bought bug spray and I feel so much better using it on my family knowing it’s safe and not toxic chemicals!!

  18. Naturalmama (verified owner)

    I love the smell and natural ingredients. So far this has worked better for me and my 19 month old than any other combo of EOs or *truly* natural bug spray.

  19. Dana Bobbit (verified owner)

    Works great on the whole family.. the bugs get pretty nasty in Illinois. My 2yr old did get hold of it and covered himself in it once.. which was a mess- but it all washed out of his clothes! It’s a bit messier to put on than a spray but we like to avoid toxins so I say it’s worth it!

  20. Rachel Wynn (verified owner)

    So glad we found this product. I never liked putting the chemical bug repellents on myself or my kids. Myself and several of my children are allergic to mosquitoes and they love us. Going outside in the spring and summer is no longer a hassle. Thank you so much for a wonderful, natural product that works!!!!

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