Tis the season for all things creepy-crawly to invade our space. Winged insects, especially the stinging variety, are particularly annoying. Many essential oils act as a deterrant for such pesky critters. Peppermint, in particular, is effective to keep insects, like ants, at bay. Drop a few drops along your window sill or screen door base to discourage their entry. The house will smell fresh and clean, the mint fragrance will liven up any mood, and beat the heat or summer fatigue. Try a few drops on a porch fan.. this should give fresh, cooling effect to your outdoor space. Lovely!