Which scents keep mosquitoes away from your home — Zhuoxuan’s student essay

Which Scents Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Home?

Summer is coming soon, mosquito begins much rise, how does ability prevent effectively indoor mosquito breed?

In fact, we do not need to use the method of medicine to kill mosquitoes, that is not good for the body, we only need to place a few green plants in the indoor, you can achieve the purpose of mosquito repel

What kind of plants are better at repelling mosquitoes? To help you avoid mosquito bites in the summer, I recommend a few plants and flowers that are effective in keeping mosquitoes away this summer.

1. Chrysanthemum

The mosquito repellent effect of chrysanthemum is very resultful, in a lot of mosquito repellent liquid potions, contain chrysanthemum extract ingredients, the smell of chrysanthemum leaves let mosquitoes dare not approach, although we are not easy to smell, but for mosquitoes have a good effect. Put POTS of chrysanthemums by your indoor window. Mosquitoes will stay away from the scent in the summer.

2. Peppermint

Peppermint can be potted and is incredibly easy to grow. In a 2011 study, the essential oil from a peppermint plant was applied, and researchers found that the oil offered 100% protection for 150 minutes, with just one to three bites occurring after that time. Just take a few mint leaves and not only will they soothe our own sore throats when we have a cold, but they’ll also serve as tea. Peppermint leaves also repel mosquitoes.

White chrysanthemum

3. Wormwood

In rural areas, every spring, every family will collect some wormwood to dry in the sun, hanging on the door beam, when necessary, can be used to soak feet to relieve fatigue, bath detoxification, can also be used to repel mosquitoes. Raise a few wormwood seedlings indoors, put in the window side can have the effect that keep mosquito away.

Tiger Mosquito

4. Geranium

The flower of geranium is incredibly beautiful, its leaf has a kind of smell, mosquito smells can be far away from it, and geranium blooms all the year round, particularly good feed. Dr. Zeichner says the rose geranium is a potent scent that fights off mosquitoes and bugs.Studies have shown that while it is effective, it may not be as effective as chemical repellents like Dr. Zeichner also warns that because it’s an essential oil, it can irritate the skin: “Use only small amounts before use, or dilute in carrier oil.”

5. Repellent mosquito grass

Drive mosquito grass, just as its name implies, it is used to drive mosquito, this kind of grass has a lot of on the market, its leaf also can send out a kind of smell, drive mosquito effect is very apparent, want to put a basin only in indoor, whole summer won’t suffer mosquito bite.

6. Lavender

As a way to specifically deter mosquitoes, people might consider a combination of spray or other direct applications of oil. Lavender oil is extracted from lavender flowers and is widely available in different concentrations. The right concentration can make a significant difference. Some studies suggest that a low concentration (5-10%) of lavender oil may not be effective against mosquitoes at all. However, when it reaches 100% concentration, it can repel certain types of mosquitoes in more than an hour. The fragrance of lavender is very good smell, the lavender of large area is very beautiful, it can make a kind of essence, still have balsam, have calm effect, still can drive mosquito, raise a basin of lavender in the home, light faint scent not only can conduce to morn, mosquito also won’t close to you.

In fact, there are many kinds of mosquito repellent plants, this is just a few of them, these plants in the indoor, together with effective mosquito repellent methods, such as window screens, mosquito nets, clean and sanitary environment, so, in the summer, the number of mosquitoes will be reduced. The summer is coming soon. Let’s act quickly now. Let’s drive away all the mosquitoes and have a beautiful summer.

Author: Zhuoxuan Liang

University of Georgia

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