Do mosquitoes love you? Here are some natural methods for keeping the bugs away Associated Press
A Pakistani girl suffering from mosquito bites looks on at a camp set up for flood-affected people in Nowshera, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. Pakistan will have to demonstrate it can spend relief funds transparently and well if it wants more help in rebuilding after its massive floods, the U.S. aid chief said, as the United Nations appealed urgently for more helicopters to ferry aid to around 800,000 stranded people. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Are you always tormented by bugs in the summertime?

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Here are some natural ways to keep the mosquitoes and other insects at bay.

Mint mouthwash spray: Bugs don’t like mint, so spray this on and around you when you go outdoors.

Fans: An oscillating or ceiling fan may keep the bugs away, as insects are “lazy flyers” and won’t fly against the wind.

Plants: Fill your garden with rosemary, mint and garlic, all of which have been proven to deter bugs.

Water: Stay cool and hydrated! Bugs love hot, sticky skin.

And take it easy on perfumes and other body sprays, as they can attract unwanted pests.

Beth Sawicki About the author:
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