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Homemade Mosquito Repellent And Ant Repellent

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Natural Mosquito Repellent: Similar to how the incense sticks work, you can burn wood charcoal and throw a bit of sage or rosemary in it to repel mosquitoes. Natural Ant repellent:Make lines that ants can’t cross with products at home such as: cinnamon, chili powder, salt, cayenne pepper, chalk, corn-meal or baby powder.

Whenever it comes to handling insect infestation, mosquitoes and ants are the first two ones that come to our mind. However, apart from the poisonous, chemically made repellents sold in the form of sprays in the market, there are several natural and homemade mosquito repellent that are not only cheaper but also work better.

The first thing to prevent mosquitoes and ants is to know the exact point of their entry. Sealing it may help the most. Other homemade mosquito repellent options are as follows.

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Natural Mosquito Repellent

Burning Herbs

Firstly, similar to how the incense sticks work, you can burn wood charcoal and throw a bit of sage or rosemary in it to repel mosquitoes. This partly works with ants as well.

Garlic Juice

For even more effective natural bug repellent, you can mix one part garlic juice with 5 parts water in a small spray bottle. Shake well before using. Spray lightly on exposed body parts for an effective repellent lasting up to 5 – 6 hours.

Neem

The leaves, seeds and seed oil of the Neem tree contain sallanin, a compound which has effective mosquito repelling properties.

Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus

Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) is a natural, plant-based oil. It works as well at preventing mosquito bites as products that contain lower concentrations (6.65%) of DEET (chemical insect repellent).

Catnip Oil

Catnip oil is derived from the Nepeta cataria plant. It may offer mosquito protection for seven hours.

Natural Ant Repellent

Make lines that ants can’t cross with products at home such as: cinnamon, chili powder, salt, cayenne pepper, chalk, corn-meal or baby powder. You can also use the same natural mosquito repellent mentioned above for ants as well.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.