Due to the heat, we've seen an increase of insects inside and around our home. Just a few sprays around the doors and windows has helped keep irritating crickets and unwanted spiders and moths out of our living spaces. The smell is rather potent, but not unpleasant. We have multiple pets in our family, so we don't use any chemicals or poisons anywhere near their areas. Eco Defense is made with essential oils, and has proven to be safe around our pets. As long as the spray keeps working, we'll continue to use it.