Whether you have a big barbecue coming up or simply enjoy spending summer evenings on the patio, bugs can be a real drag on your time outdoors. Mosquitoes, gnats, biting flies, and other types of pesky insects can make the toughest among us run for cover. But here at Progressive Pest Control in Northeast Atlanta, we have some tips to keep the pests away naturally!
Did you know there are quite a few plants and flowers packed with essential oils that mosquitoes and gnats can’t stand? Check out our recommendations and then give us a call for a more thorough insect treatment for your house!
Plant an Herb Garden
The list of herbs that can help keep your outdoor spaces bug free includes some plants that you’ll love having around. Mint, basil, rosemary, lemongrass, lavender, and thyme all have bug-repellant properties and they make your garden smell out of this world. Not to mention, all of these herbs are edible and amazing to cook with!
Add Some Color to Your Landscaping
There are several beautiful flowers that can be planted to help keep the bugs away, too! Various flowers have different effects on different pest species. Marigolds give off a scent that is known to ward off mosquitoes and can even work in your vegetable garden to keep rabbits away. Chrysanthemums are a natural repellent for ticks, fleas, spiders roaches, ants and more! Petunias, nasturtiums, and lantanas will all keep the bugs at bay as well.
Keep Your Summer Bug Free
We’re full of knowledge and advice when it comes to keeping bugs out of your house and away from your summer barbecues. Give us a call today to find out more about the services we offer.