Do insects annoy you? Insect magnets attract annoying insects the second they walk outdoors. At least that is the way it appears.
You can take comfort in knowing that one of the ways you can fight back against mosquitoes, gnats, flies, no-see-ums and other pesky bugs doesn’t have to involve covering yourself with a sticky spray or engaging in chemical warfare. To help you enjoy going outdoors, try strategically placing insect-repelling plants in your garden or on your patio.
Essential oils in these plants act as nature’s bug repellent. Insects tend to avoid them. You can even use some of these plants to make your own natural bug repellent.
Below we’ve described six easy-to-find herbs readily available at most nurseries that are said to repel mosquitoes and other annoying insects. The smell from fragrant herbs is the result of the distribution of tiny globules that contain oils. High temperatures, for example, can cause the globules to become volatile, evaporating the essential oils and turning them into vapors. The many globules on the underside of rosemary leaves are one of the best examples of this.
There is, however, not sufficient research to insure that you will be 100% insect free. There is no way to know how many plants and how close together they need to be planted to insure you will be insect free, but at least by planting some of these you may reduce the annoyance of some insects. Here are a list of the top herbs.
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