Summer is a time of outdoor fun, from lazing by the pool to hiking, biking, boating and water skiing. Summer is also a time of mosquitos. Not only can these pesky critters ruin your fun in the sun, they can also carry dangerous diseases. Even if a mosquito bite doesn’t land you in the hospital, they itch like crazy and can mar your enjoyment of the warmer months. But now you don’t have to suffer through the summer swatting and batting bugs away, you can actually say goodbye mosquitoes-naturally.
Don’t Exchange One Problem For Another
While mosquitoes can carry a number of different diseases, some of the chemicals often used to combat them can be every bit as harmful or hazardous to your health. Most commercial bug sprays and treatments contain Pyrethoids, which are particularly harmful to pets and children. Pyrethroids are actually considered a toxin to cats and can lead to severe behavioral issues in children and possibly even inhibit proper brain development.
Even the EPA has stated that these chemicals can cause cancer by disrupting the endocrine system. The chemicals can mimic estrogen in the body which leads to an increased chance of developing breast cancer. Pyrethroids have also been linked to pulmonary tumors and can even lead to chromosomal abnormalities and possible immune dysfunction.
Say Goodbye Mosquitoes-Naturally
There are a number of great ways to deal with mosquitoes without resorting to the use of toxic chemicals. Citronella candles are well known for their ability to ward off the pesky varmints and there are a number of other essential oils and all-natural ways to keep mosquitoes away without causing harm to the environment or your own health.
While remedies like Citronella candles and other essential oils are great and work like a charm – they only work as long as you are burning the candle or wearing the essential oil. Wearing an essential oil to ward off mosquitoes doesn’t do a whole lot of good for your guests, however, and it also doesn’t keep them from flying around your head and interrupting your leisurely morning by the pool.
There is good news, however!
These days, there are a number of commercial companies that have developed sprays using all natural ingredients, including essential oils. By having your property sprayed with an all-natural commercial treatment, you get 24/7 protection that lasts for several weeks. You may need to have your property sprayed several times throughout the summer, but it might be worth it to be rid of the pesky pests without causing danger to your family, your pets or even your own health. Essential oils are a great way to rid yourself of the nuisance and potential health threat that mosquitoes pose without exposing yourself to an even bigger one!