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Some flowers with a strong scent are also unpleasant for mice. Daffodils, marigolds and lavender all emit an odor that will keep rodents away. Lavender repels moths, ticks, mosquitoes and rabbits, as well as mice. All three flowers have a smell that's generally appreciated by humans, and attractive forms that make them pleasant garden additions. Plant these strongly scented flowers at intervals around the garden to keep rodents away.
I live in an older house, and with spring I am seeing more spiders and bugs in and around the house. I love my insects, but I prefer them outside, away from my living environment and garden. Here are some essential oil applications for Pest Control. Is there an essential oil application that works for you when it comes to pests?
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