Avoiding Summer Bugs

Summer time bugs can be very annoying. When we lived in Texas, we battled with mosquitos.Those pesky things were so huge and we would wake up with so many bites. Seriously, ridiculous! I learned a few tips from my fellow “crunchy friends” on how to avoid these bugs. Here they are: 

  • plant neem, citronella, marigold or garlic in your garden/ balcony/ patio to put mosquios off, they do not like the smell of these plants. 
  • Close doors and windows in your house early, use nets along the windows to prevent the mosquitoes from entering your house. (When opening the door to exit, have a fly swatter ready to kill any that have entered.) Make sure your kids apply mosquito repellent before they step out of the house. One of my favorite Natural Repellent is by “BalmBaby – Shue Bug!” 
  • Apply these essential oils; either on the skin, clothes, bed sheets { lavender oil, soya oil, citronella, lemon and eucalyptus, peppermint} All are known for their mosquito repellent. 
  • Mosquitos do not like the smell of peppermint, so you can crush up the leaves and rub it on your skin to ward them off.
  • Make sure there is no “sitting water” Mosquitos are attracted to humidity, water. So keep any sitting water away from your home. 

I hope that my tips help you with Summer Bugs. Be sure to check out facts on mosquitos, super interesting. 


Happy Summer. Enjoy. Stay away from Bugs 🙂 

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