Tips to Keep Pesky Insects Out of Your Home

Have the bugs been relentless this summer? Are the citronella candles and bug repellents just not cutting it? Here are some alternative tips on how to keep insects away this summer.

  1. Plants

Here’s a great list of 12 plants that repel unwanted insects. Some of these plants are herbs that you can cook with as well, such as basil, mint, rosemary, etc. These allow you to keep insects away, and also serve to add fresh flavors to your dinners this summer!

  1. Oils

The Farmer’s Almanac recommends several different oils to ward off mosquitos and other insects that bite. Some oils that they recommend are lemon eucalyptus, baby oil, or imitation vanilla extract. Visit their website for more natural oils that repel insects.

  1. Stay Hydrated

Mosquitos like wet areas, so stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to keep the sweat down and the pests away!

  1. Wear Appropriate Attire

You don’t have to wear a snowsuit to keep the bugs from biting, but wearing light longsleeves and jeans at night when you’re outside can help shield your skin from summer night pests.