Summertime is when plenty of insects and animals are enjoying the warm weather and taking advantage of abundant sunshine to hunt and feed. If you’ve been camping or spent a significant amount of time outdoors, you’ve likely had encounters with mosquitos, moths, and other uninvited guests.
Ticks and mosquitos are often the biggest concern for homeowners, as they can be carriers of deadly viruses and diseases, such as Lyme disease or West Nile Virus. While these insects are part of the natural ecosystem, they should be managed to avoid bites and the dangers that are associated with them.
Many people don’t know this, but plants can be a great way to keep pests away from your home and off of your household members and pets. For your safety, let’s go over some of the plants that aid in mosquito and tick control newnan residents may be interested in.
Mosquitos can be a nuisance and cause painful bumps that itch and irritate the skin surrounding the affected area. There are numerous plants that repel mosquitos, including:
· Scented geraniums
Ticks can hide around the home in piles of wood, tall grass, or in nearby woodlands. To avoid ticks latching onto the skin, consider introducing plants to your yard, such as:
There are other plants that deter insects as well, such as wormwood, so additional research may be completed to find what works best for your household.
Now that you have more information on where to start, though, it’s possible to turn your summer experience around and make the outdoors more pleasant. Keep insect-repelling plants in mind whenever you decide to spend time outdoors or if you’d like to make your yard more household-friendly.