mosquitoes plants - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jsirota
August 19, 2009
What kind of plants can I plant on my big yard to get rid off mosquitoes? The chemicals doesn't work. Thank you

Answer from NGA
August 19, 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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