Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Natural Ways to Repel Mosquitoes & Other Insects (2)

Plants that repel mosquitoes, flies, ants, fleas or other insects:

- Basil, Chamomile, and Lavender bushes are known to repel mosquitoes.

- Crush and rub some of the orange peel or garlic on the skin, it will help to repel mosquitoes.

- Rub some peppermint, hummingbird mint, bubblegum mint, horsemints, spear mint, or pineapple mint leaves on skin to repel ants, fleas and mosquitoes. Crush the leaves well and soak them in a little bit water to cover them. Close this tightly and let it stand for a day. Strain and use it to apply to the skin.

- Wormwood, southernwood (Artemisia), silvery, bushy appearance will repel flies, moths, intestinal worm, and slugs.

- Citronella grass, elderberry, false indigo, and lemon balm plants repel mosquitoes and flies as well.

- Thyme deters insect pests also prevent musty odors; use in sachets, both flowers and leaves.

- Rue (Ruta graveolens) is also good for controlling fleas and Japanese beetle.

- Tanacetum genus (pyrethrum, tansy, and feverfew) will repel mosquitoes, flies, ants, mice, moths, cockroaches, mites and bedbugs.

- Tansy is a strong herb suitable for growing around doorways to act as an insect deterrence. Pyrethrum can be made into a spray.

- Feverfew is a good insect repellent and is also used for treating insect bites.

- Sage deters a variety of insects. Hang dried bundles in the house and at doorway

A few simple steps of making all-natural mosquito repellent:
1) Simply crush the leaves or flowers to release the oils
2) Put them in a quantity of alcohol or vodka
3) Once the mosquito repellent oils have infused the liquid, put it indoor or on the patio, so that you don't have to spend $ on those harmful chemical repellents.

The following plant oils are natural substances to repel mosquitoes, but some people can be sensitive to certain plant oils:
* Cedar Oil
* Cinnamon Oil
* Citronella Oil
* Clove Oil
* Castor Oil
* Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
* Mint Oil
* Geranium Oil

Final option: Spray the Listerine mouth wash, it also helps to repel mosquitoes.

Mosquito Trap instructions on YouTube from dmdmet09
Put yeast, sugar and water in a small bottle. Yeast, sugar plus water will produce CO2. Place a sock to cover the small bottle like the video show, or use a rubber glove and poke a few holes. Mosquito will follow the CO2 to enter the bottle and can't get out due to small hole upside down.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this helpful and wonderful natural ways to repel insects and not harm myself or the enviroment. Great Job!!!!


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