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    Lightbulb Plants That Mosquito Hates

    Grow those plants in inside or outside of your home to rid the mosquito.

    • Rosemary
    • Basil
    • Catnip
    • Lavender
    • Garlic
    • Marigolds
    • Lemon Balm
    • Lemon Grass
    • Lemon Thyme
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodguys3 View Post
    Grow those plants in inside or outside of your home to rid the mosquito.
    • Rosemary
    • Basil
    • Catnip
    • Lavender
    • Garlic
    • Marigolds
    • Lemon Balm
    • Lemon Grass
    • Lemon Thyme
    Nice list! Have you tested these yourself? If so, what two or three work the best?

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    Im always skeptical that these actually work.

    Ive grown many of these plants, yet my house, lawn, bedroom, kitchen
    and crawlspace is still obliterated by mosquitos and biting insects alike.

    However, I have an insect repellent that is a literal godsend. Have never been bitten once,
    even in the deepest bogs/swamps ive run through.
    a few of the main components include all three of those lemon plants.

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    Such botanicals only work if the plant's leaves are freshly bruised, or crushed to release the volatile oils therein. Once the oils have evaporated, so does their effects. Also, though it has been a while, I seem to recall reading that it is not so much that the skeeters are repelled but rather that the oils confound their olfactory senses so they miss the scent cues that draw them to you.

    What repellant would that be, Nim?
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    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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    Contains Castor Oil, citronella, Atlantic cedar, lemon grass, Rosemary, and Geranium oil.


    The insects may land on you, but they will not bite.
    Never been bitten or attacked when I had this stuff around.
    Smells pretty good too.

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    Those plants work perfectly. Need to take care of them properly with nutrient, watering, fertilizer etc to maintain their normal metabolism.
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