Multi purpose basil bug repellent

Multi purpose basil bug repellent

  • Keeping your house bug-free is challenging and even more so during the summer.
  • Mosquito bites can be irritating and sometimes even painful. Mosquitoes can also carry diseases like the West Nile Virus. Other insects like ticks and fleas can be pests as well.
  • Commercial repellents and bug sprays can be harmful to everyone in your household, so it is important to find natural and safe ways to get rid of pests in your home.
  • Using basil as a natural repellent is a great way to do that, as most bugs hate it.
  • Multi purpose basil bug repellent:
  • 1. Take a bunch of basil leaves and add to a 4 ounce cup of water until it is packed.
  • Let the basil infuse for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Pour the liquid into a spray bottle along with 4 ounces of water.
  • Note: Instead of fresh basil you can also use basil essential oil.
  • Mix 20 drops of basil essential oil with 2 cups of water.Pour  into a spray bottle. Shake well before using. Spray around you.
  • For a more potent version: You can add 1 cup of 190 proof grain alcohol to the mix.
  •  Spray in doorways and all entrances to your home, and in areas where you often see mosquitoes or bugs.
  • 2. Plant basil around the foundation of your home, inside window sills and in patios.
  • For a fly repellent.
  • For a spider repellent.
  • For a mosquito repellent.
  • REFERENCES
  • 1. Editor, EHow Home & Garden. “How to Use Basil as an Insect Repellent | EHow.” EHow. Demand Media, 20 Aug. 2007. Web. 24 July 2013.
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