Pest Deterring Herbs
By Sara@YourThrivingFamily - June 27, 2014
We recently moved from California, where we had annoying - but rarely biting - bugs, to Texas where we've been getting eaten alive! Seriously, there have been quite a few mornings and nights in our home - and no we don't leave the doors open - that all the sudden I have found an itch. Another mosquito bite!!! I had to do something else. I had already started doing the other things I knew of to Ward off Biting Bugs without Chemicals, but we needed one more thing. We needed to get some Pest Deterring Herbs thriving by the entrances of our home. My kids love helping me plant n the garden and since moving we hadn't had a chance to get anything growing yet. I always have herbs going outside for cooking and when we had chickens they were a nice treat for them. Here is the great thing, they have SO many more uses! One of the big uses is keeping those biting bugs away . . . Since we will be moving again soon, I decided to use the biggest pots we had around and make a collection of herbs to place by the front and back doors. This way pests would be deterred from going inside our house. Of course if we were staying here, I would much rather just place these all around our home and back yard to keep every opening covered and the yard free from bugs for when the kids are playing outside. In the meantime we are using my homemade bug spray when we play outside - and yes, the kids love the smell!
Here is what I used:
- Citronella Plant