Plants That Repel Bug And Mosquito
By Chisom Ibemere
There are natural ways to repel pests in the surroundings especially during the hot seasons. Growing some of these plants in the environment is also helpful in repelling bithe bugs and mosquitoes.
Lemon balm is a member of the mint family which is composed of essential oils that repel mosquitoes and other insects that disturbs a d cause harm in the environment. The leaves can be crushed and applied on the on the skin to deter bugs.
Lavender is another plant that contains essential oils which can repel mosquitoes, flies, and fleas. It is also known for its calming and relaxing effects.
Peppermint, a natural insect repellent that can be used to repel mosquitoes, ants, and spiders. The leaves are crushed and placed in areas where bugs tend to gather.
Basil is a popular and versatile herb that can be used in cooking and also has insect-repelling properties. It also contains essential oils which is shown to repel mosquitoes and flies.
Marigolds are brightly colored flowers with a strong fragrance that repels bugs such as mosquitoes, flies, and aphids. The scent is also said to deter rabbits and other rodents.
Mint is yet another herb with fragrant with pest-fighting properties. It contains an active insect-fighting ingredient that has a biocidal properties that help repel and control mites, mosquitoes and various other pests.