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Gardening to Keep Bugs Away

The truth is that a lot of people don’t like bugs because they look gross. But don’t forget that many of them are suitable for the environment, too. For example, a lot of bugs and insects are pollinators. They also serve as an essential food source for the ecosystem. Unfortunately, these critters are harmful because they can bring various diseases by being carriers of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other pathogens. That’s the main reason why it would be best to keep the nasty bugs and insects out.

Some of the world’s most dangerous diseases are carried by bugs. Take Dengue, for example. Dengue is a dangerous viral disease that is spread by the female Aedes Aegypti, a mosquito. Not only does their bite hurt, but they’re also annoying and dangerous.

Dengue doesn’t have a cure, and the only way to combat it is to deal with the symptoms. One of the most challenging and painful symptoms to deal with is fever. Patients often have a very high fever, along with fatigue, weakness, and loss of appetite.

Patients can also suffer from chills, diarrhea, and vomiting. In worse cases, patients could die. That’s why they should stay well hydrated by drinking water and juice regularly, as well as getting enough sleep. The optimal option is to contact a doctor and get admitted, although milder symptoms may be treated at home.

Just like Dengue, Yellow Fever, and West Nile fever also don’t have a cure. They’re caused by different viruses but manifest with similar symptoms. However, Yellow Fever can cause severe damage to the liver, which causes jaundice. Jaundice is a condition where the eyes and skin of a patient turn yellow.

These diseases are only a few reasons why you have to keep mosquitoes away from your property, yourself, and your family. You may choose to manage and control the population of mosquitoes and other insects on your property through natural or artificial means. One of the best ways is to simply plant insect repellants.

Why Gardening?

Gardening is a healthy physical activity that engages all your senses. That’s why it’s recommended for everyone of all ages because it helps you exercise, as well as manage stress and emotions. Gardening is healthy because as you spend time outside looking at the environment, your senses are engaged. This lessens the number of stress hormones in the body, and in return, increases the production of happy chemicals.

People who garden have a better disposition and outlook in life because it’s such a relaxing hobby. It’s also good for the ecosystem and the environment and the community. The best part is that building a garden in your property adds to its value.

In other words, by building a garden in the home, you increase your home equity and the value of the property. It’s one of the ways you can amass wealth. Not only that, but people will become more attracted to your property and consider it more in comparison to others without a garden.

So gardening is an environmentally friendly, emotional, physical, and financial activity. If you doubt whether you have a green thumb, don’t worry! You can learn how to garden! For now, let’s know about some plants that manage the population of bugs and insects in your yard!

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Lavender

Lavender is a beautiful flower with a delightful scent. The scent is so relaxing and welcoming that it’s one of the most popular flowers distilled into essential oils. It’s used in lotions, perfume, shampoo, and soaps for a variety of reasons.

The scent of lavender can also treat headaches and help with sleeping problems. So many people use lavender as an essential oil for their diffusers to help with anxiety and depression.

What makes lavender such a good flower is that it also repels several insects. These include mosquitoes, fleas, flies, and moths. It can also be an excellent ornamental plant, both indoor and outdoor.

Marigolds

Marigolds are bright and brilliant yellow flowers. They add a happy and energetic spirit to any garden. Did you know that they’re considered herbs as well?

Marigolds have been used as healing herbs for thousands of years. They’re made into topical treatments, tinctures, teas, and ointments to treat various health conditions. They’re perfect for the skin.

The best part about Marigolds is that they are also effective insect repellants. In addition to mosquitoes, Marigolds ward off pests like nematodes. Nematodes attack plants by burrowing into the plant tissue in the stems and roots. That’s why they’re good to plan in the garden so you can protect yourself, your family, your pets, and the rest of your plants!

We want to keep insects and other bugs away from our property because some of them can carry dangerous diseases. In addition, they could also attack us, our pets, and our plants. There are many ways to deal with them, but if you want to go natural, planting insect-repellent flowers, shrubs, and trees is the best way to go.

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