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Mighty Mint Insect & Pest Control Spray Mighty Mint -- 16 oz


Mighty Mint Insect & Pest Control Spray Mighty Mint
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Mighty Mint Insect & Pest Control Spray Mighty Mint -- 16 oz

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Mighty Mint Insect & Pest Control Spray Mighty Mint Description

  • Effective, Natural & Safe
  • Safe for People & Pets when Used Indoor & Outdoor
  • Extra Concentrated for Long-Lasting Protection
  • Natural Ingredients Proven Effective in the Real World
  • Non-Lethal Repellent

Mighty Mint Insect Repellent is a high-strength spray created to keep bugs away without compromising on safety. This formula is made with natural peppermint oil, which is well-documented as the most versatile and highly effective essential oil used to deter pests.

Mighty Mint Insect Repellent spray is made with a high-strength concentration of peppermint essential oil - a proven effective natural deterrent for ants, spiders, flying insects, and others.

This Northwest peppermint in particular has a smell that is pleasant to humans, but irritating to unwanted pests. Just a few sprays every few days is enough to keep an area protected.


Directions

Useful for floors, kitchens, gardens, storage areas - anywhere that needs to be protected. For best results, use as a preventative measure before insects have established residence. 

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Kids Learning How to Attract Fireflies While Playing Happily in Backyard at Twilight

Why do fireflies glow?

Technically beetles (not flies), firefly larvae grow and develop underground, coming to the surface as adults where they then spend the last few months of their lives flying through the night. They emit their famous flashes of light, a phenomenon known as bioluminescence, as a result of oxygen combining with a chemical in their abdomens. While we find it beautiful, the glow serves a purpose for fireflies, either attracting partners or fending off danger. For many of us, twinkling fireflies bring to mind warm summer nights spent with family and friends. On top of the nostalgia, they provide a beautiful natural light that can’t be replicated by artificial lights. Although they’re not in the endangered category yet, scientists have noted concern over declines in several species, making it important for us to keep our environments firefly-friendly.

How to attract fireflies

Besides requiring warmth and humidity, fireflies have some preferences that may help you attract more of them to your backyard. Whether you have just a yard, a garden or a tiny terrace with a few plants, try these tips to attract fireflies this summer.

Turn off the lights

The simplest way to attract more fireflies is to decrease the amount of light in your space. Their natural flashes are a way to attract mates, so if there’s too much competing light, they may not stay long.  On top of that, excess external light can negatively affect the natural mate-finding process.

Keep some grass in your yard long

Letting grass or shrubbery grow long can help attract fireflies both during the day and at night. If you’d rather not let uncut grass overtake your yard, consider planting some longer grasses in designated areas, such as along a back or side fence. Pampas grass, specifically, is  beautiful, and fireflies love it.

Plant flowers

Fireflies love to nibble on pollen and nectar, making the addition of flowers great for drawing  them to your yard. Any pollinating flower will do, so get creative and plant a variety of types and colors for you and your glowing visitors to enjoy.

Plant pine trees

The thick brush of pine trees is a great hangout spot for fireflies. The needles help keep out external light, yet there’s still plenty of ventilation. Additionally, fallen pine needles make for cozy nesting areas for the females to lay their eggs for the next generation of fireflies.

Avoid chemical pesticides

Harsh chemical pesticides are harmful to fireflies and are a surefire way to deter them from your yard. If you must use a pesticide, opt for a plant-based product like this non toxic plant growth and pest deterrent. Additionally, fireflies feed off of small garden bugs, so you may want to encourage their presence if possible.

Provide a water source

Just like other backyard creatures, fireflies need water. A small fountain or pond is a great way to let them know they’re welcome. Unfortunately, It can also be a great way to attract mosquitos, so be sure to protect yourself with natural bug repellant when spending time outdoors.

Supply wood

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