If you have some spare time, why not make some good use of your indoor time and create a batch of flying insect repellent for yourself and loved ones?
After all, before long you will be starting that garden outside and along with a garden comes those pesky insects.
Natural Insect Repellents Surely Help
Whenever there is an infestation of insects or other such creatures it may be time to call in an exterminator to spray the property to safeguard it.
Even mosquito control will be able to spray the garden and surrounding areas so that people are not bothered by these biting insects.
But, perhaps the worst problem that people can have is with termites that actually eat away at a building until it could become unsafe.
Here’s What You Can Do
There are several things people can do to stop some flying insects from laying eggs in the vicinity.
For example, keeping any water feature in the garden clean and running water means that the creatures have nowhere to lay their eggs.
If there is any stagnant water, even in a bucket, they will have somewhere to lay eggs which will hatch in a short while.
Long grasses too are the areas where eggs are laid so making sure that the garden has no wild patches is a good way to cut down on insect invasion.
Natural Repellent For Flying Insects
Deet is the main ingredient found in most of the commercial repellents and is generally deemed to be a health risk.
The fact remains that there is another more natural option which you can take. Without a doubt, everyone is starting to go natural these days and insect repellent is no exception to this rule. It seems that the canon these days is to use natural ingredients in just about every product made.
Here is a list of a natural homemade repellent that is safe enough to spray on your complete body. This repellent is Deet free, non-toxic and safe for children:
- 1 – 8-ounce spray type bottle
- 1/2 teaspoon of Peppermint essential oil
- 1 teaspoon of Cedarwood essential oil
- 1 teaspoon of Eucalyptus essential oil
- 2 teaspoon of Citronella essential oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of Lemongrass essential oil
Peppermint, eucalyptus, and citronella all have useful properties that tend to repel certain insect pests. This combination of essential oils represents a foolproof means of repelling the majority of insects.
Initially, when you begin you will need to mix together the above products in the 8-ounce spray bottle. Next, you will need to fill the remainder of your bottle with some Witch Hazel.
Shake the bottle well before each use and apply as often as it is needed.
You can readily purchase essential oils at any health food store however ensure that the ones which you purchase as listed as “pure” essential oil on its bottle.
Do remember to get the essential oils, as these are the ones that help repel insects. Otherwise, you will not achieve the desired results.