Summer is the favorite season for many people, but along with this season come the annoying insects like the mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches or wasps. The first thing that comes to your mind is the use of the available commercial insect repellents. But, these are packed with chemicals that can harm your health and well-being.
Chemical insecticides have in their content toxic substances that can harm the health and lead to severe health conditions, and as well as pollute the environment. These products may be efficient against insects but they can trigger diseases like cancer, hormonal disorders, poisoning, poor immunity, and it can affect the well-being of the wildlife.
We are not saying that you should co-habit with these pests but we are just advising you not to use chemical products as there are many efficient natural solutions safe for your body and environment.
Here it is how you can prepare a natural insecticide that will protect your home from the annoying pests.
Recipe of a Natural Homemade Insecticide
Required Ingredients and Things:
- 10 drops of cedar wood essential oil per jar
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil per jar
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil per jar
- 10 drops of 4 thieves essential oil per jar
- 2 organic lemons
- 8 rosemary sprigs
- 4 glass jars
- 4 floating candles
In each glass jar put 2 rosemary sprigs and then fill each jar with ¾ of water. Next, add the drops of each essential oil per jar along with a few slices of organic lemon. Pour water in the jars again and then put a floating candle on each jar. Place these jars in places that are mostly affected with insects. You should use this method every day and thus repel the insects allowing you to enjoy the summer.
The benefits of the used ingredients
The use of essential oil has been proven to be very effective in naturally repelling the insects. The presence of the floating lights will contribute for the oils to get easily diffused in the air and thus keep the insects away. On the other hand, the lemon acts as a powerful repellent, especially against flies, gnats and spiders.
Possible Risks Due to the Presence of Insects
In general insects are not harmful to people, but the sting of these pests can do other harms for our health. Most of the insects when biting release venom,which in some cases can have terminal consequences and in just a few minutes.
Mosquitoes can be responsible for spreading many diseases. As you already know they feed on blood and it is quite possible to bite animals or men infected with diseases. As a result of that they can spread the diseases to the others as well. Such case was with the West Nile virus, transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. The consequences of this virus can be very serious and cause brain damage, vomiting, and a feeling of confusion, a coma and in the worst case scenario death.
Other serious infection as a result of mosquito bites is malaria. It can be manifested by nausea, sweating, chills, and in serious cases it can cause respiratory distress, disruption of some other vital organs, convulsions and loss of consciousness.
Ticks can also trigger many other serious health issues like paralysis, muscle weakness, disruption of the nervous system and respiratory concerns. These insects are also fed on blood, but unlike the mosquitoes they stay on the skin for several days and thus cause many issues.
Likewise, certain flying insects can cause serious health concerns by sucking the blood and thus releasing a very dangerous substance. This can cause the itching and swelling of the affected area but as well as block the airways and reduce the blood pressure.
How to protect your body from theses insects?
There are certain preventive measures that can be of great help:
- Do not wear tight clothes and make sure to cover your head when it is hot.
- When travelling carefully inspect the areas or places you visit for possible risks.
- Make sure to use a natural repellent.