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Spring, Nature VS Insect Repellents

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Spring, Nature VS Insect Repellents

Most of us see spring as a exceptional season. It is a time for renewal. Everything is fresh and brand new. New baby animals are being born, like fawns and bunnies.

So many colors are springing up with fresh new flowers, beautiful red roses, vibrant violet lavender plants, and many more. Not to mention the eye opening, deep green, new grass. All the wonderful sights and smells makes this a great season to have on this beautiful earth.

Be Cautious

However, just as much as spring is a glorious time it can also be a very annoying time. As there are brand new things being born and springing up there is also those pesky insects and bugs being born and coming out of hiding as well. Bugs and insects like mosquitoes, fleas, spiders, ticks, and even flies.

Being annoying is only one small problem with these types of bugs and insects. The bigger problems with these are they can also carry diseases, like tick fever, Malaria, and even yellow fever. This is why it is so important that in this beautiful season we make sure to take precautions against these insects and bugs.

Now you can always go to your local retail store and buys chemical products to help keep these bugs at bay. You know the usual things like OFF or Citronella candles. But do you realize by buying these type of products you could be doing just as much harm to yourself as these bugs can be doing to you?

I mean stop and think about it for a minute. These products have a horrible smell that comes from all the chemicals they use. And if you have ever used a product like OFF, then you know after using it your skin feels kinda sticky.

Why? Well that is those wonderful chemicals they are using to either kill the bugs or ward them off. Now here is the kicker of it, those chemicals are going into your body! Yes those chemicals are now soaking through your skin and into your system. Hmm right!

Well the Citronella candles you don’t apply to yourself so they can’t be harmful can they? Sorry to say but yes they can still be very harmful. You breathe in the chemicals that it puts off in the air and this is still entering your body.

Some pretty scary thoughts right! I don’t know about you, but for me I have set out to find better ways to fight off these harmful bugs without doing more harm to me. So you want to know what I have found?

Natural Solutions

You can take a deep breathe there is good news! You can fight off these pests in an all natural and safe way. Nature has provided us with several great tools.

Nature’s Tools

  • Lavender plants
  • Vanilla
  • Lemon grass
  • Petunias
  • Marigolds
  • Rosemary
  • Oregano

These are just a small handful of natural plants and flowers that can help fight off bugs like spiders, mosquitoes, fleas and ticks.

Although most of us thoroughly enjoy the smell of these, bugs and insects often hate the smell and look of these plants. And in the end they have more of a tendency to avoid areas that have these plants/flowers in them.

Don’t have room for flower beds? No worries there! Some of these nature’s tools can also be found in essential oils as well. You can take these oils and spray or apply them to your body as well. And because these are all natural this is completely safe (unless you are allergic, then please do not apply)

That’s right these essential oils can work just as effectively as live plants. Not to mention with the oils you can also pour them in a small container and spread them around the inside of your house to help ward off these harmful and pesky bugs as well.

Which One Will You Choose?

Now that leaves you with making a choice. When spring starts rolling in are you going to go into a retail store and buy one of these products like OFF and Citronella candles? Yes these will help you ward off pesky and dangerous bugs. However, at the same time could be just as harmful if not more so to you.

Or does nature’s way sound more like a better option to you? Not only will you have a glorious looking yard, but you will also free of chemicals and pest free. Better for your health and fabulous smells!

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5 Thoughts to “Spring, Nature VS Insect Repellents”

  1. ajibola40

    Thanks for writing this article on spring nature and insect repellents.i must commend you for a well done job for taking your time to write this article. Before now I have been thinking of how am going to go about with pest and insect that normally affect my garden and some flowering plants. But I will like to ask can I plant them among an existing flower plants 

  2. Adamu2

    I absolutely love what I read in this insightful article because it is full of great information. This is fascinating and interesting to me. Insect are disturbance and also causes of some illness and skin problem. After reading this article, I would rather prefer going for products like OFF or citronella candles. This is an amazing article for insect control. 

    All the best. 

  3. Peace

    Hi Melissa, 

    Thanks for the helpful post. I am always a victim of bug bites, as we speak my body is covered in mosquito bites. I almost feel like job. 

    I go about my day scratching away at my body. I would sure like to go the nature’s way. Nature’s way is always the best way. 

    I am a huge fan of natural fragrances, so it would be a win who situation for me. Repel the bugs and live in a world of nice fragrances. 

  4. Chandrashekhar

    Dear Melissa,

    Very informative article. My question to you is plant kept in our garden will stop the growth of insects around it, but what about inside our home? Will it show the effects in the home also or we should keep the plant in our home itself? Your image shows plants are in the garden hence asked. If we kept the plants at our home then what about their growth without sunshine?

    One more thing I wish to ask is if we lit a lamp of the oil in our home, will it be effective for disease giving insects & spreading fragrance in our home?

    Thanks for your latest information.

    Chandrashekhar.

  5. JealousLi

    This is a very interesting article and let me noticed some problems in life. You gave a good solution; you are right, spring is indeed a very exceptional season. If there is a baby in the family, mothers should really pay attention to prevent bugs, insects, mosquitoes, etc. biting the baby, then I will choose the natural solutions as you said, such as buying lavender plants, lemon grass, rosemary,etc. to solve these problems.

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