Insect repellents are important tools for prevention of insect-borne diseases as well as painful or uncomfortable insect bites. The 2 most effective and widely used products are N, N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (deet), which is applied to exposed skin, and permethrin, which is applied to clothes. Both are safe when used according to directions. Other repellents, including a variety of plant-derived products, have also been used but generally have a weaker or shorter-lived repellent effect.
Flies are bothered by the smell of mint, bay leaves, rosemary and lavender. THEY HATE PEPPERMINT OIL!
Here are some natural and toxic-free tips to keep them away
1. Mix 1 cup of water and 25 drops of peppermint essential oil and put in spray bottle. Spray around the house to repel them.
2. Place bay leaves and rosemary by doorways, window seals, kitchen counter tops, garbage and where ever you have flies.
3. Grow lavender and rosemary around your home. Planting them around your house will create a protective field.
4. Soapy peppermint oil spray:
Mix 1 cup unscented baby shampoo and 25 drops of peppermint essential oil.
Fill a spray bottle with the mixture and spray on areas and surfaces where you have a lot of flies such as kitchen, pantries and garbage.
For men and women who wish to drive away troublesome mosquitoes without using harsh chemicals, natural mosquito repellent is a wonderful option. When the bugs are kept out of the house and the yard, individuals can enjoy their coming summer activities without worrying about getting bit. This will keep them free of skin irritation going forward. Individuals who are allergic to mosquito bites will see especially promising benefits.