About Us

Nancy Jack and Jeffrey Busch are lifelong friends who teamed up to create an effective natural alternative to deet-based bug repellents for their family and friends.

An environmental lawyer, Nancy’s trust in available repellents was shattered 20 years ago when she was on an outdoor business site visit that was particularly buggy. A well-intentioned coworker passed around a popular chemical based repellent that Nancy sprayed on her legs. To her deep dismay, the nylons she was wearing quickly dissolved. This unfortunate and thought-provoking incident was the ember that eventually sparked the idea for a natural repellent, Nantucket Spider. Nancy spends her summers in the buggiest parts of Canada, which has served as an ideal laboratory for testing various essential oils for their repellent qualities.

While Jeffrey, a public interest lawyer, really appreciates and respects all wildlife critters, he is able to enjoy them even more when they aren’t biting him or his family. On a particularly mosquitoy summer evening out on Jetties Beach, Nantucket─after an afternoon sharing the shore with a few too many horseflies─Jeffrey found himself wondering if some natural predator, like a spider, could keep the bugs in check. Yes, he decided. A Nantucket spider was sorely needed. Something natural that could safely protect him and his family.

Together, Nancy and Jeffrey developed repellents using the perfect blends of natural ingredients to repel mosquitos, ticks and biting flies. Nantucket Spider repellents don't just works great, they also smell and feel light and fresh.

If you have already tried Nantucket Spider on you, your family, or your dogs, we know why you are on this website. If you haven’t yet tried it, we are sure you are going to love it!

We know that you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. And, check back later for new updates. There’s much more to come!

We hope to see you again soon!

Nancy and Jeffrey