mosquitos repellant - Knowledgebase Question

Queens Village, NY
Question by lbr122598
April 21, 2007
What can I plant to repell mosquitos out of my house and off my property


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Answer from NGA
April 21, 2007

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Some people report that lemon scented plants such as the lemon scented geraniums or lemon thyme can be helpful. However, in my experience the best deterrent to mosquitoes is to remove any breeding places: stagnant water and chronic muddy areas. Mosquitoes will also harbor in damp underbrush, so a mowed perimeter can be of some help. In your area, where mosquitoes are so widespread, you may find that a screened porch is the best answer. The CDC also recommends wearing protective clothing and insect repellent.

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