Keep The Pests Away With Simply Organic Spray
Do certain plants actually repel mosquitoes? There have been many articles suggesting that plants such as citronella are a great natural repellent in keeping these pesky pests out of your back yard. Could having a few plant pots in your back yard really help to keep these bugs at bay? Would you consider a professional, simply organic spray?
People looking for alternatives to synthetic mosquito repellents may find that some natural repellents are effective in protecting them from bites. These products are also likely to be less toxic to humans and the environment. Natural repellents and some essential oils may be effective in keeping mosquitoes away because they block their sense of smell, making it harder for these insects to land on a human to feed.
Here at Backyard Bug Patrol our Simply Organic spray program could be just what you need to meet in the middle. As the name would imply, it’s 100% organic. So you can get some reassurances that a professional spray will help to keep mosquitoes away.
Plants may help, but some mosquitoes can be undeterred by them.
Every year, customers come into garden centers looking for plants that will repel mosquitos. The shoppers want something they can plant in the ground or in pots around their deck, patio, fire pit or porch. You only have to plug “mosquitos and plants” into Google and you’ll get a bunch of articles claiming this or that plant will protect you from the buggers. Among them: lavender, lemongrass, basil, mints and citronella geranium. This search for assistance from plants is not totally without merit. Unfortunately it’s not the plants, but rather the oils they contain that do the repelling.
Mosquitoes are responsible for the spread of many harmful diseases and the best way to protect yourself is to not let them into your own habitat. Especially as the warmer months are here and you’ll be enjoying outdoor socialising. Who wants a mosquito flying around their head when they’re trying to enjoy a BBQ with family and friends!
Those itchy bumps from run-of-the-mill mosquito bites — well, they suck. And with the Zika virus in the news, you can add anxiety to the fun. While the risk is much smaller here than in South America, the type of mosquito potentially capable of transmitting the virus is in the U.S., so it’s wise to take Zika seriously. The virus can bring on mild flu-like symptoms or an autoimmune disease. If you’re pregnant, there’s a chance of serious birth defects. Stay ahead of the disease-carriers with these tips for keeping the bugs at bay
Enjoy dining alfresco. Enjoy plants in your garden and enjoy a mosquito free season. The power to keep the pests away is in your hands.