plants to reduce/eliminate mosquitos- - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by carroline
April 21, 2009
Mosquitos are bad. I prefer not to use chemicals. I have a yard dog. Are there plants to help get control of the nasty beast !!!! I have 4 new cintronella plants

Answer from NGA
April 21, 2009


Unfortunately, no plant will truly repel mosquitoes in an effective way. The best control is to check the area and remove any breeding grounds such as standing water or mud. Check carefully as there are many sources, such as discarded children's toys, saucers under plant pots, or tarps on woodpiles for example. The CDC recommends using long sleeves and long pants and applying an insect repellent. I'm sorry I can't be more encouraging.

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