Plants are definitely valuable. People and animals turn to them for foods to eat. The oxygen they give off provides both humans and animals safe air to breathe. Most herbs, flowers and vegetables can also be used to treat diseases. An uncommon but equally important use of plants is their natural ability to control pests.
Picture a world of uncontrollable pests. We wouldn’t have safe meals to eat because flies have contaminated them. Bugs under our beds will make it hard for us to find sleep. The clothes we are supposed to wear will be threadbare courtesy of rats. Parts of our homes will be unsafe to inhabit because they are destroyed by termites. Producing food on our own will be difficult because insects will be eating our products. Diseases will easily spread to both humans and animals. Living will not be as stress-free as it is at today.
But living in this world is made better thanks to plants which provide natural pest control. These plants are called pest repellent plants. They drive away pests to keep our food appetizing. They help us sleep tightly at night. They secure our possessions from harm. And they keep us protected from deadly illnesses.
Some smart people have designed hand-made and mechanical tools to ward pests off like fly hitters and rat traps. But unlike these tools, pest repellent plants don’t come with fees or labor. Nature has given them to us all ready to use. And even if experts have created artificial counterparts of these pest repellent plants, the synthetic ones are not really as harmless for humans and for our environs.
Pest control plants contain organic chemicals which keep away pests, insects and other animals. Most of them have very strong odors which pests hate so much they will turn the other way. These plants are useful for sheltering other plants, especially fruits and vegetable crops. By surrounding crops with pest repellent plants, attacks from harmful insects are averted.
Some pest repelling plants are also impeccable for guarding our homes from the usual domestic pests. Some may be placed nearby doorways and other openings to avert pests from entering. They are strategically situated indoors or outdoors depending on their need for sunlight.
However, some of the plants that fight intrusive and disease-bearing pests are not as active when not aided with human intervention. Their foliage must be crushed to release the pest-repelling substances that they have. Their juices must be extracted to be smeared on apparel and other belongings to repel pests.
No matter how pest repellent plants work, their role on keeping this world a more comfortable place to live in is invaluable.
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