The University of Newcastle campus is filled with beautiful natural scenery. The journey in the campus environment through the tranquil greens and vibrant gathering areas enriches the student and staff experience. Walking is a common way to travel around campus, and mosquitoes are very much not welcome to join us for a walk. Hence, the use of essential oils can help repel mosquitoes in walkways and common spaces.

Spray Essential Oils on the Walkways Humans have long used plants and plant derivatives to repel insects or treat the bites they leave behind. Ancient Greek and Roman scholars wrote about using plants on skin and clothing, so it is no surprise that nowadays, the essential oils are popular to be used in the fight against the bite! The school can use essential oils, by diluting or mixing the oil and spraying it on the walkway to prevent mosquitoes near main circulation and gathering areas. Natural essential oils will not harm the ecological environment. And, the aromas can be used to keep mosquitoes at bay, without the use of chemicals which may be harmful to both the environment and our health.

Essential Oils that Repel Peppermint oil, lemon eucalyptus oil, citronella and other essential oils can repel mosquitoes, at the same time smell wonderful. One of the essential oils is lavender which give a pleasant, soothing scent that helps to relax and reduce stress, perfect for students especially during the exam period. And, the mosquitoes hate that smell, so it keeps them away too!

Spraying essential oils reduces the number of mosquitoes in our walkways over time, lowering the risk of getting mosquito bites. A great day for a walk!

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