Burning Sage to Keep Mosquitoes, Flies, and Ants Away

Burning Sage to Keep Mosquitoes, Flies, and Ants Away

Burning sage can be effective in repelling mosquitoes, flies, and ants. The smell of sage is strong and can keep them away from your home. In fact, some people believe that it offers up to 32% protection from mosquitoes. Burning sage can be applied directly to your skin and can be a useful alternative to insect repellent sprays.

It is important to use caution when using this method, however. In high winds, smudges can easily get out of control. If you are concerned that you may cause a pest problem, don’t burn sage near onions or other sensitive plants. This will also cause the smell to linger on clothing.

It’s a good idea to burn sage in your garden to keep bugs away. You can also use the same method for making your own homemade insect repellent. To make a mixture, soak a few dried sprigs of sage in a quart of water for half an hour. Then, add the mixture to a container of cold water. The mixture can be stored in the fridge or used as a squirt bottle. Just make sure you avoid plants that contain beets, onions, or cucumbers.

In addition to repelling insects, sage can be used to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs on your skin. You can also apply sage plant repellent to your clothing and skin. Sage is an excellent plant to have in your garden. It looks lovely and smells fantastic.