Essential Oils for Pest Control

In today’s society, essential oils have quickly begun to complement modern-day medicine to promote safe and natural healing processes. Contrary to popular belief, oils are used for more than just stress relief. Each essential oil can play a factor in several roles, but there are few that can accomplish getting rid of everyone’s worst nightmare: pests.

Essential Oils for Pest Control

Pest control is that relationship that creeps up on you from time to time. While there are several chemically based options to prevent insects, you should first consider these tried and true essential oils that are known to not only cure pests but you as well.

Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is an Australian plant that produces a strong and distinct scent. Pests are automatically repelled by eucalyptus because of its distracting aroma. Aside from pests, this plant can cure any respiratory and muscle problems you might encounter.

Peppermint
Peppermint oil is highly effective when it comes to repelling spiders and roaches. When poured into your choice of spray bottle, it serves as a DIY exterminator kit. Peppermint is also known to cure headaches and stomach pain.

Lemongrass
Ticks and fleas especially disfavor lemongrass. Lemongrass is a tropical plant that is known for its fresh, lemon scent. Like many disinfectants, the oil has an intensely concentrated citrus blend that disguises previous pest-appealing odors. Its health benefits include regulating blood sugar, lowering cholesterol and relieving anxiety.

Tea Tree
Last but not least, tea tree essential oil is known to repel and kill bugs. Additionally, the oil can be placed on any bite you might have for relief. Tea tree oil aids in conditioning dry skin, hair and scalp, as well.

Essential oils are accessible, affordable and long-lasting. And if you need help with organic pest control services, give Apple Pest Control a call today!