Experiment- I’m going to lightly spray doTERRA peppermint and cedarwood essential oils on my garden shoes before digging in the yard. Pretty sure it will send all the Box Elder bug and ants scurrying AWAY from me instead of up my pant legs. Yikes! Here I go.
Oh and if it doesn’t work, I have Lavender to soothe the skin irritations. Wish me luck!