What’s Trending Wednesday: Springtime Pest-Repelling Plants
Those warm and rainy temperatures you’re talking about can only mean one thing: spring time bugs!
For this week’s What’s Trending Wednesday, we have three plants to repel pests.
First the herbs – plant basil to repel house flies and mosquitoes.
Put the plant by your house doors and in outdoor areas where you like to relax or entertain to keep the area pest-free.
You can also use basil to make an insect repellent spray by boiling 4 ounces of water and mixing it with 4 to 6 ounces of basil.
Let the basil soak for several hours before removing, then mix in 4 ounces of vodka to the basil water mixture.
Keep in the fridge and spray as needed.
Marigolds are colorful additions to landscaping, but their smell repels mosquitoes and garden pests like squash bugs and tomato worms.
Plant Marigolds around squash, melons and tomatoes to keep your produce pest free.
Open windows or doorways to keep mosquitoes from entering.
Humans love the smell of lavender, but moths, fleas, flies and mosquitoes can’t stand the smell.
Place a tied bouquet inside your house to keep the flies outside or plant the flower in a sunny area to keep the pests out of your yard.
You can also use the oil extracted from the flower as mosquito repellent by applying it to exposed skin.
Tune in to MTM Wednesday’s at 5:20 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. for more trending topics!