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Plants That Keep Mosquitoes Away

Keeping your back yard free from mosquitoes is easy when you invest in mosquito control. However, there are some additional extras you can do, that not only make your yard look more attractive, it also keeps pests at bay too.

Do plants actually keep mosquitoes away?

There are many colorful and fragrant plants that you can grow in your yard that can help to keep those pesky mosquitoes out of there! Lavender is a great example because not only does it look great and smell great, it keeps the mosquitoes away. The plant can hinder a mosquitoes ability to smell, which means it can’t smell what it wants to eat. Here’s a useful article with 7 mosquito repellent plants to keep these disease spreading pests away from your yard.

Plants that keep mosquitoes away

What smells repel mosquitoes?

The common fragrance that mosquitoes dislike is citronella. Again, it works in a similar way to lavender by masking the smells that attract mosquitoes. So if you’re sat near some citronella in your yard, then this plant is doing its best to disguise you from a bug that wants to hunt you down and suck your blood.

Does citronella really work?

This depends on the area you are in. If there is limited air movement/wind then citronella candles and other like devices, can help to keep mosquitoes away. However, if you’re out in an open area, then these may be ineffective. Which is why if you intend on taking a citronella candle on your camping trip, you might want to look at other ways to protect yourself. Remember, always use repellent!

What’s the best mosquito repellent for yards?

The best way to protect yourself is to invest in professional mosquito control. Let the experts give you peace of mind that you can enjoy time in your yard, free from mosquitoes.  Of course, you need to do what you can to contribute to keeping them away too, like removing standing water as this reduces the potential number of breeding sites.

For further tips you can check out these seven steps to mosquito-free living and if you’ve any questions, then get in touch with us here at Backyard Bug Patrol. We’re only too happy to help.





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