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How To Keep Your Patio Bug-Free With The Help Of Some Orange Peels
If you're looking to keep your patio bug-free, consider lining it with orange peels. This natural method is effective against pests like mosquitoes, cockroaches, and houseflies.
Its efficacy is supported by research, including studies published in 2001 in Bioresource Technology and in 2023 in the International Journal for Multidisciplinary Research.
Orange peels contain high amounts of limonene, an insecticide that disrupts insects' respiratory systems, making them a safe, eco-friendly alternative to traditional bug spray.
Additionally, rubbing orange peels on your skin can help repel mosquitoes by interfering with their ability to detect the lactic acids that attract them to human skin.
Orange peels are biodegradable and will naturally decompose over time. However, if you prefer a cleaner appearance, you can choose to dispose of
them yourself.