Pest Aside – To Keep Biting Bugs Away

127 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!

Scroll down to read a more in-depth description of the product, ingredients, benefits, FAQ, reviews, and more!

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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.

127 reviews for Pest Aside – To Keep Biting Bugs Away

  1. Alexis Miller (verified owner)

    This is effective!! I have one of these everywhere!

  2. Rhea (verified owner)

    This stuff works!!! I used it on my family for a camping trip where lots of mosquitoes were swarming. The only places anyone got bit were the places I didn’t put this on! It’s easy to apply, not offensively stinky, and it worked perfectly. Can not recommend enough!

  3. Claudia (verified owner)

    I sort of like this product. It seems relatively effective but ours (perhaps just this batch?) is soupy at room temp and needs to be kept in the fridge.

  4. Magdalene (verified owner)

    This is the only bug repellent I use on my child and even myself. It works great! If I only apply it to my child and not myself. . .she has ZERO bug bites and I will have a ton. It really works. A little goes a long way, too. I’ve been using the same stick for quite some time now. I actually need to replace it.

  5. Aimee

    Will always have on hand! Mosquitoes love both my husband and son. My husband has used countless anti-bug products, from chemical base to natural and THIS ONE actually works for him. Yay!!!! My son is allergic to mosquitoes and this keeps them away from him too. Plus it smells so good.

  6. emma.e.stafford90 (verified owner)

    I am a magnet for mosquitos and this is the only natural bug repellant that I’ve tried that has actually WORKED! We use this daily in the summertime and I’ll never go back.

  7. ms.jessicamoore

    Summer in Texas, folks, is no joke! But with this stuff, I could walk /run in the mornings and evenings without getting a SINGLE bite! Also used it hiking in Oklahoma and Arkansas. AMAZING! The smell is nice too. I was worried it would feel super oily on my skin, but not at all!! Absolutely love this stuff and a little goes a long way!

  8. Sierra Tessendorf

    I LOVE this for its ability to keep bugs away. It keeps even the smallest of gnats at bay. My biggest complaint isn’t about the product, but about the packaging itself. Because of the ingredients, this product liquefies at a fairly low temperature and it leaks. I now keep it in the fridge to keep it solid. I feel like it would be much more suitable in a small tub and applied with your fingers. It’s not a deal breaker for me though because the actual product works so well. The product has a strong anti-pest smell but it does not burn your nose and after awhile, you don’t even notice a scent. I wore it in the heat while gardening, and didn’t get any bites! That’s a win for me.

  9. Crystal

    I have always had a hard time with mosquitoes biting me. I have tried many natural products and have not had much success. I tried this on a very buggy night and was pleasantly surprises I did NOT get bit. I was elated that I had finally found my bug “spray”

  10. Rebecca Sharp

    Great natural bug repellent option! I love the smell too!

  11. Lori

    Works great and smells amazing!! I use just small amounts on exposed skin and it keeps those pesky bugs away.

  12. Aileen Barker (verified owner)

    Took this on a recent camping trip and had very minimal mosquito bites. Then I got lucky a few weeks later when I found it in my purse while at an outdoor dinner with family. My sister and husband used it because they could tell they were getting bitten, but I didn’t feel anything so I didn’t put it on. Guess who woke up with more bites? Me.

  13. Andrea (verified owner)

    So far i have loved this repellant for how effective it is against mosquitoes. I have peace using it on my family because it has no toxic ingredients. The only thing i do wish there was an option for is maybe an unscented repellant. Although the way this one smells isnt terrible, it can be quite strong. Otherwise i would still get this again when i run out.

  14. Rachel (verified owner)

    I’ve tried several natural bug repellents, but haven’t found any that are as effective as Pest Aside. This works so well that I’ve stopped trying other ones and will make sure to always have some on hand for the summer months.

  15. Natalie Carlos (verified owner)

    My husband and daughter get eaten ALIVE by mosquitos, even with other repellents. But with this stuff, they don’t even get one bite! Amazing!

  16. emilysarah87 (verified owner)

    I love this product so much that I bought it for my Mom and mother in law. We all get eaten up like crazy during monsoon season and this is the only product I have found to truly work! Not only does it work but it is completely safe and natural. I put it on my toddler every day before school and I feel good knowing it has nothing in it that will harm or irritate his skin. I can literally stand in a swarm of mosquitos and watch them refuse to land on me. LOVE THIS STUFF!

  17. Alexis Betts (verified owner)

    Love having something safe and effective on my little kiddos!

  18. Missy

    Very effective! We went blueberry picking in the rain yesterday and we’re swarmed by mosquitoes. We all came out unscathed. My dad, my toddler, myself, and my 1 year old were all fine. They still swarmed around us but they didn’t bite at all. My husband also said it was very effective when he was weeding the garden the other night. I like the portability of the tube, but I think a little pot of it would also be handy.

  19. Michelle Padron (verified owner)

    It did a fair job at keeping mosquitos at bay. My main issue with it is how impractical it is to use above room temperature. Maybe the fact that I’m in South Texas has something to do with it, but even in my home it melts into a liquid mess. The twisty “stick” design has oil melting out the bottom. It would have been more usable in a small jar or tub like Vaseline. The aroma is strong with this one as well. Some people might have a hard time dealing with the pachouli oil fragrance. I don’t mind it, but my kids hated it. Mix that with the fact that the melty oil got on everything and it was a failed endeavor from the beginning. I wanted to like it! I’m glad other people so, but these were my beefs with it.

  20. Jaclyn DeBoer

    We didn’t have even 1 mosquitoe bite after applying! This stuff is AMAZING!!! Plus no breathing in fumes is a bonus!

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