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The Benefits Of Using Lavender Oil On Your Patio For Pest Control
Lavender essential oil's strong fragrance naturally deters common pests such as flies, mosquitoes, and fleas, making it an ideal choice for keeping these unwanted visitors at bay.
To make a pest repellent that is safe for both pets and plants, mix approximately 30 drops of 100% pure lavender essential oil with just over an ounce of water in a
spray bottle.
You can also add other essential oils like peppermint or eucalyptus, which have insect-repellent properties. This mixture can then be sprayed around the patio to keep bugs at bay.
For ongoing pest control, consider hanging dried lavender, planting lavender plants, burning lavender oil candles, or tying strips of cloth soaked in lavender oil around the patio.