Create the ultimate cure for cockroaches, flies and mosquitoes in minutes. Repel insects, protect your home and garden.  As spring approaches, a common problem increases especially for those who live in the country or have a garden : insects . However, to get rid of them it is not necessary to use chemical repellents, but a natural solution can be created. Indeed, with simple bay leaves and cloves, insects and parasites can be kept away from the house and garden forever.

Laurel and clove: repel insects

Repel bugs with bay leaves and cloves, known for their repellent properties. These plants have been used for centuries to keep away mosquitoes, flies and other pesky insects.  In fact, bay leaves originate from the Mediterranean and contain essential oils that give off an odor that insects find unpleasant. Burning or grinding bay leaves releases these essential oils into the air and creates a natural barrier against insects. Bay leaves work both fresh and dried. Dried, the leaves of this plant keep up to a year, but the fresh they can give off a stronger aroma that can better keep cockroaches away.

Cloves, on the other hand , are the dried flower buds of Syzygium aromaticum, a plant originally from Indonesia. Cloves are helpful in repelling insects and pests because they contain a compound called eugenol, which acts as a natural insect repellent. When cloves are ground or placed in a room, they release eugenol into the air and form a protective barrier against bugs, flies and cockroaches.

Both plants are therefore useful to keep insects away naturally, without the use of chemicals that are harmful to human health or the environment. In addition, these ingredients are cheap and easy to find, which makes them an affordable option for those who want to keep insects away naturally and on a budget .

Combine bay leaves and cloves to get rid of insects

To prepare our natural remedy for flies, mosquitoes, aphids and cockroaches is enough 15 bay leaves and 10 cloves. We take a pot and fill it with a quart of water, which we bring to a boil.

As soon as the water boils, we pour in the bay leaves and cloves. Let everything boil for a few minutes so that the ingredients can release their useful substances that characterize them, then remove the pot from the heat and let it cool down. After a few minutes we can pour the liquid obtained into a bottle with a spray diffuser.

Now we just need to use the remedy against insects where they are formed most, for example in the pantry, in the kitchen and in the bathroom. We can then use the liquid obtained from boiling bay leaves and cloves even once a month in the garden to keep parasites away from plants.

More advice

Both ingredients tested can be used in combination with other pesticides to increase their effectiveness. Mint and eucalyptus leaves, for example, are two other well-known insect repellents, and they can be used in conjunction with bay leaves and cloves to create an even stronger protective barrier.