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Effective Natural Solutions for Mosquitoes

Mosquito stuff for blog

Recent rains are WONDERFUL for our gardens and landscapes, but they also bring unwanted pests:  mosquitoes. Before dousing yourself and your gardens with chemical sprays, learn about using plants and other natural solutions that help repel these vampires and look beautiful in your outdoor space.

Several edible and useful plants repel mosquitoes AND grow well in our area. Pro tip:  fragrant foliage needs to be touched or brushed against to release their mosquito-repelling scents. Place these plants near walkways, doorways, and patios where you can brush them gently with a broom to release their mosquito-repelling fragrance. 

Clockwise from top left: Basil, Rosemary, Marigolds, Mint, Lemongrass

Combine these plants with natural  Mosquito Beater GranulesSkeeter Eggs, Skeeter Incense, Cedarcide granules, and/or Cedar Repel spray and you’re ready to enjoy summer with less bites.…chemical free!


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  1. Carolyn Allison says

    Love the Mosquitoe Beater in spray and granules.
    It works, even with all the rain and it smells nice, too.

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