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Disease-repelling plants are plants can be used to repel insects (that may or may not act as host to diseases) and/or microbes.
These may have some effect in reducing discomfort from annoying insects, and will possibly have a positive health impact and risk reduction. However they must never be considered as replacements for proven techniques such as bednets, DEET insect-repellant, and mosquito control practices.
The plants can be spread in rooms using electric vaporisers or flame-based vaporisers or dry herb heaters The substances however need to be spread in each room, ie by placing one unit in each room, or via a HVAC duct.
Plants useful against insects
Plants useful against Anopheles mosquitoes
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- Lemon grass : sprayed
- Ocimum americanum L.: burned
- O. basilicum L.: burned
- O. kilimandscharicum Guerke : burned
- O. suave Willd.: burned
- Lantana camara L.: burned
- Tagetes minuta L.: laying branches in the house
- Azadirachta indica A. Juss: laying branches in the house
- Hyptis suaveolens Poit.: burned
- Lantana camara : burned
- H. suaveolens: laying branches in the house
- Lippia uckambensis Spreng: burned
- Corymbia citriodora Hook; burned
- Conyza newii: essential oil
- Plectranthus marrubioides: essential oil
- Lippia javanica: essential oil
- Lippia ukambensis: essential oil
- Tetradenia riparia, (Iboza multiflora): essential oil
- Tarchonanthus camphoratus: essential oil
Plants useful against flies