You may be wondering how to use plants that repel mosquitoes naturally this summer as you gear up for your lawn or patio parties.
Now that summer is finally here, it seems like an exciting idea to spend more time in the great outdoors or let the sunshine enter through the open windows.
We can all agree that mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insects known mankind! In addition to sucking blood when they find you in pitch black darkness, they are also capable of biting through clothing as well.
While most people reach for sprays and other store-bought mosquito repellents, the truth is that they are packed with chemicals and toxins that cause more harm than good.
DEET, while amazingly effective at warding off mosquitoes, comes with its own dangers.
It’s a neurotoxin. Found in most conventional, over-the-counter insect repellents, it can enter your bloodstream if it comes into contact with your skin. Children with DEET toxicity have reported lethargy, headaches, tremors, involuntary movements, seizures, and convulsions.
It is, then, a refreshing admittance that lemon eucalyptus oil is as effective as this toxin in repelling mosquitoes.
It’s that time of the season when we want to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and the sunshine. But here in Michigan, one thing that’s unavoidable in spring and summer is being bitten by mosquitoes. Just when the outside is appealing as can be you then have to deal with these little pesky bugs.
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