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These Plants Will Stop Mosquitoes From Bugging You This Summer

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Forget the bug repellants, pest control sprays, and even candles that claim to rid mosquitoes with Citronella. All of these mosquito-fighting options are loaded with nasty additives, harmful fragrances, synthetic compounds, and dangerous chemicals.

Take DEET for example, one of the most well-known components of bug spray: It’s efficient in repelling mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and any other bugs that bite. But it doesn’t come without its drawbacks; many complain that DEET irritates their skin or that the smell ignites allergies. A 2009 study found that DEET interferes with the activity of enzymes vital for the nervous system to function properly.