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What Lavender Can Do To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Home
Mosquitoes transmit viruses like Zika and parasites like Malaria by feeding on infected mammals, then feeding on healthy ones. Thankfully, lavender can drive mosquitoes away.
Planting, spraying, or wearing lavender can be effective in repelling the blood-loving insects. While people adore the scent of the purple flower, mosquitoes utterly hate it.
Lavender is a beginner-friendly flower, and growing lavender near doorways and windows will be a fragrant barrier that mosquitoes won’t want to cross.
A DIY spray with ten drops of lavender oil per ounce of water is also a simple indoor solution. Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle and mist areas prone to mosquitoes.