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!

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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. Betsy Johnston (verified owner)

    I have found that even with a liberal application we are still getting bitten all over. I also have to say the packaging on this is just not great, if a product is going to be so soft it needs to come in a tub not a stick that all melts out.

  2. Tina Woodcock (verified owner)

    Works great for about 1 hour. Then reapply and all good again!

  3. Vanessa H (verified owner)

    I recommend this to all my friends. I would also recommend doing a patch test first. I didn’t realize I was allergic to it but works really well on my kids!

    Highly recommended!

  4. Rebecca Doane (verified owner)

    Works great! I love the smell. And I love that i can use it on my friends 1 year old when they’re over!

  5. Kathy Damron (verified owner)

    I was skeptical about this one as I haven’t had much luck with other natural repellants but this worked amazingly well! What a lifesaver! I am finally able to water my garden in the evening without becoming a mosquito buffet!

  6. Valerie (verified owner)

    Put some on before a trek though the woods- only applies to ankles and wrists- and a dab by neck- only got one bite on my hand. Far superior to other natural products that I think mosquitoes actually LIKED. I will continue to test this with more exposed areas. Scent is strong at first but not bad- and it lessens quickly. I would also feel good about using this on my young child- nice safe ingredients.

  7. Michelle Rivera-Barker (verified owner)

    Love this natural bug spray alternative! I do wish it was a spray though instead of having to rub it everywhere. It also melts pretty easily when it’s hot out which can be annoying and messy, but it does make it even easier to rub on so not a total con!

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