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Plants That Mosquito Hates

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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?
 

NemJones

I Am the Terror Of the Night!
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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.
 

DragonsEye

carnivorous plants of the world -- unite!
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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?
 

NemJones

I Am the Terror Of the Night!
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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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