That means Bounce fabric softener dryer sheets do contain a natural insect repellant, but probably not enought to effectively repel insects in most situations
The bugs that are most likely to shy away from the dryer sheets are certain mites, food-infesting beetles and weevils, German cockroaches, and according to a study by researchers at the -- Bounce fabric softener dryer sheets (made by Procter & Gamble) can repel .
After several days, just 12-18% of the fungus gnats were found inside the container with Bounce fabric softener dryer sheets. Meanwhile, 33-48% of the fungus gnats were in the other container.
Many of the uses for Bounce brand fabric softener sheets listed above can be found on the web site and have to do with odor elimination. This is hardly surprising since Bounce is a scented fabric softener sheet, and just about any scented product can be used (with varying degrees of effectiveness) to mask ordinary household smells.