Spring has sprung, kinda! For the most part we are having spring weather here in SE Kansas. However, we did get a fluke cold day with snow this week. Spring is the time of year that flowers blossom, new life appears and BUGS come out of hiding! The last is my least favorite. Don’t get me wrong, I know bugs have a purpose and some are harmless, but I hate mosquitos, wasps and ants!
I started seeing the first sign of an ant invasion this morning so it lead me to this post. I think that some how our house was built on a giant fortress of ants, the long lost ant city or something like that. Every spring I start the month long battle to keep them out. We have tried everything!!!!! Even the yucky pesticides that I hate using. It never works. Eventually I think they just give up and move on to other territory to conquer.
This year is different! I have oils on my side!!!!! Did you know?… Most pesky things don’t like peppermint. So to a spray bottle I went! I diluted peppermint oil with water and sprayed away!!!! I haven’t seen as many since and my house smells nice too.
I am also using it in my barns to chase the mice away I hope it works just as well!
Another “Bug Be Gone” oil that we use is purification oil. It is a blend of citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, Melaleuca, lavandin, and myrtle. We use this blend as our bug repellent. It is also soothing to bug bites, stings or scratches.
So are you ready for the spring and summer bug be gone seasons? If not feel free to contact me for more information on young living essential oils!