Mike & Bernadine Nielsen

Mike: 604-315-3151 |

Bernadine: 604-619-2063 |

Natural Mosquito Repellents

This can be the worst time of 
year for annoying insects such 
as mosquitoes. However, many 
families are reluctant to rely on 
chemical sprays or products for 
protection. Fortunately, there 
are natural alternatives that 
some claim provide surprisingly 
good results. Essential oils are 
a particularly popular choice, 
with lavender, citronella, lemon 
eucalyptus, peppermint and/
or clove often being identified 
as the most effective. However, 
these oils may need to be 
applied more frequently than 
chemical solutions. Inside 
the home, a drop or two on a 
light bulb (or your pillow) has 
been considered a successful 
deterrent against buzzing 
intruders. Different potencies 
or combinations may have 
different effects, so ask 
an herbalist or pharmacist 
before experimenting.
This can be the worst time of year for annoying insects such as mosquitoes. However, many families are reluctant to rely on chemical sprays or products for protection. Fortunately, there are natural alternatives that some claim provide surprisingly good results. Essential oils are a particularly popular choice, with lavender, citronella, lemon eucalyptus, peppermint and/or clove often being identified as the most effective. However, these oils may need to be applied more frequently than chemical solutions. Inside the home, a drop or two on a light bulb (or your pillow) has been considered a successful deterrent against buzzing intruders. Different potencies or combinations may have different effects, so ask an herbalist or pharmacist before experimenting.
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