Overlook toxic repellents that can put your family’s health in danger. It's for a fact that plants and flowers don’t just clean the air and help you fall asleep, but more so, they can repel mosquitoes and bugs from your house. While some of these plants have a strong scent, others have a chemical compound that only bugs can smell, but in all, these plants are beautiful and beneficial to you. 

Lavender comprises a compound called linalool that is a well-known flea, fruit fly, and cockroach insecticide. Get a few lavender leaves, put them in a spray bottle filled with water, then sprinkle them onto your skin and furniture.

Mint is mostly used for culinary purposes, but it's super helpful when it comes to deterring ants from coming into your home. Just sprinkle some mint wherever you find ants and watch them go away, plus the strong scent this plant gives off repels any undesirable bugs. 

Chrysanthemums not only have beautiful flowers but are also great bugs repellent. They produce a substance called pyrethrin, which insects don’t like. You can either plant Chrysanthemum next to other plants as a form of pest control or plug its flowers, and add them to hot water to sprinkle on clothes or surfaces to repel mosquitoes.

Owning a rosemary plant in your home is a safe bet, its flowers have the power to repel any mosquitos in your home. Just add one cup of dried rosemary to a bowl of water, boil it, let it cool down, and put the mixture into a spray bottle - you can apply it directly to your skin or pets.

Bergamot, also known as Bee Balm, entices hummingbirds and bees, but its roots are used as a pesticide. They contain thymol, and this compound can keep subterranean pests away.

More so, lemon balm has a good smell thanks to the citronellal compound it has — but bugs can't cope with this aroma. Crush its leaves, so the scent can become stronger, then rub them onto your skin to repel mosquitoes and bugs.


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