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People used to live among the trees, not cement, or concrete. So how do you bring the smell and essence of the forest while repelling mosquitos and insects to your neighborhood? Personally I'd get a bee repellant plant, that thing has got to go. When it smells good on the outside, it also smells good on the inside, get good ventilation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIvwaKYhK4w
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I used to have a mint plant indoors. Didn't have much of a smell but I do have some empty pots and some mint....... Mint tea.... Fuck it I'm sold.



Ever see how good it is at repealing mosquitoes?
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The only good thing about being one with nature would be seeing hot women running around naked.
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Oh, darn, I read the header and thought this was going to be some gag-meme photo of a guy smashing face-first into a tree, or something...

Sheesh, Unfunny Foreign-Boy really does have no imagination, does he?
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Ejanss wrote:

Oh, darn, I read the header and thought this was going to be some gag-meme photo of a guy smashing face-first into a tree, or something...

Sheesh, Unfunny Foreign-Boy really does have no imagination, does he?


Lol my bad, feel free to post a more interesting one
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I dream of living this this kind of city a lot
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anikevin wrote:

The only good thing about being one with nature would be seeing hot women running around naked.


But is every woman hot?

And that question goes for the ladies too: Is every guy hot? Lol
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TheSkyIsUp wrote:

I dream of living this this kind of city a lot


That's not a city, that's a chia pet on steroids.
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PandaSamaBoi wrote:


anikevin wrote:

The only good thing about being one with nature would be seeing hot women running around naked.


But is every woman hot?



Enough are.
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Ejanss wrote:

Oh, darn, I read the header and thought this was going to be some gag-meme photo of a guy smashing face-first into a tree, or something...

Sheesh, Unfunny Foreign-Boy really does have no imagination, does he?


0/10 your post was as useless as it was boring. I found something of interest out of OP.
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I have geraniums to repel mosquitos around my yard.
A handful of them is potted on the front porch near lavender (also mosquito repelling).
Aesthetically pleasing.
Reasonably good smell.
No complaints.
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I don't.

In my opinion, being "one with nature" is a meaningless thing. It does very little on its own to affect the impact an individual human being has on the world as a whole, unless taken to an extreme, for example.

Human beings live among concrete because concrete is useful as a surface, and grass is less useful. Humans used to also live in an era where you would be lucky to live to age 30. Using the statement "humans used to" is even more meaningless than being "one with nature."

Of course, I'm all for less environmentally damaging things, when they can be shown to be effective. This is why I oppose organic food farming so much - they require vastly more land and cause vastly more pollution for the same amount of food as more advanced methods, all in the name of keeping food "pure" at the cost of actually having sustainable farming that can feed people (the main purpose of food!).

To be more specific to what you asked, I tend to just keep insects out of my house to begin with by keeping it clean and keeping it sealed, where possible. Currently, I have roommates, so this isn't always easy. A clean environment prevents bugs from simply hanging out without any issue, and no repellent of any kind is necessary for this. Besides which, different bugs are repelled by different things (if we're talking about "natural" fixes), and I would rather not need to plant an entire forest just to avoid the occasional insect.

I don't have too many mosquitoes where I live, being in a very arid region. I grew up in an area that was the exact opposite, so this is something I am happy for. Mosquitoes are the only bug that I generally feel it is acceptable to try to "get rid of" if they are outdoors and away from my personal space - since they provide no ecological benefit of note. Bees in particular are ESPECIALLY bad to try to get rid of, and the best way to avoid them is to simply plant fewer flowers in your own yard!
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PandaSamaBoi wrote:


anikevin wrote:

The only good thing about being one with nature would be seeing hot women running around naked.


But is every woman hot?

And that question goes for the ladies too: Is every guy hot? Lol


No and No
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dichologos wrote:

I don't.

In my opinion, being "one with nature" is a meaningless thing. It does very little on its own to affect the impact an individual human being has on the world as a whole, unless taken to an extreme, for example.

Human beings live among concrete because concrete is useful as a surface, and grass is less useful. Humans used to also live in an era where you would be lucky to live to age 30. Using the statement "humans used to" is even more meaningless than being "one with nature."

Of course, I'm all for less environmentally damaging things, when they can be shown to be effective. This is why I oppose organic food farming so much - they require vastly more land and cause vastly more pollution for the same amount of food as more advanced methods, all in the name of keeping food "pure" at the cost of actually having sustainable farming that can feed people (the main purpose of food!).

To be more specific to what you asked, I tend to just keep insects out of my house to begin with by keeping it clean and keeping it sealed, where possible. Currently, I have roommates, so this isn't always easy. A clean environment prevents bugs from simply hanging out without any issue, and no repellent of any kind is necessary for this. Besides which, different bugs are repelled by different things (if we're talking about "natural" fixes), and I would rather not need to plant an entire forest just to avoid the occasional insect.

I don't have too many mosquitoes where I live, being in a very arid region. I grew up in an area that was the exact opposite, so this is something I am happy for. Mosquitoes are the only bug that I generally feel it is acceptable to try to "get rid of" if they are outdoors and away from my personal space - since they provide no ecological benefit of note. Bees in particular are ESPECIALLY bad to try to get rid of, and the best way to avoid them is to simply plant fewer flowers in your own yard!


An actual useful middle ground opinion, praise the Gods.
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