Bay leaves are spices you can find at the comfort of your kitchen. It is one of the most used spices that are very cheap in the market. It has a lot of health benefits like: They are a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. They have been proven to be useful in the treatment of migraines. Bay Leaf contains enzymes that help to breakdown proteins and digest food faster, helping to calm indigestion thus to mention few and above all, add an unforgettable fragrance to your meal. Well this article is about using bay leaf to repel mosquitoes, cockroaches, red ants and other insects you can find in your home so stay tuned. It doesn't even matter if you don't have fresh bay leaf plants, you can use dried bay leaves to get the same results.
To use bay leaves to repel insects: Place whole leaves in the areas where you most often spot pests. Place bay leaves on counter tops, under cabinets and appliances, around trash cans and along baseboards or blend the dried leaves into powder and sprinkle it at their spots and watch them varnish into the thin air. Another way to use it is to burn an amount of bay leave in your room and close the windows for some minutes before opening it for for proper ventilation. This method helps you get rid of all mosquitoes in your room. Next time you have this insects invading your home, don't go for the hush sprays that may have negative effect on your health in the long run but opt for the organic way.
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