Does any plant really repel mosquitoes?
They are already horrible this year and I would like natural things to repel them. I started some basil seeds but don't know if they really work or how many I would need. Does anyone know what plants really work?
Yes! Mosquito plant works stupendously. Basil and other herbs like lavender work quite well, and smell better. Mosquito plant smells a bit like citronella plant, which is another great bug chaser.
Yes, I live in Brazil and the Neem tree is planted a lot. Here it grows about 10 feet a year. They are planted in city centers as a deterrent for mosquitoes and are quite drought resistant. Many people here make a mixture of the leaves and water and spray it around the house.
Also, as was already stated, the citronella plant is a lovely plant to have and it smells wonderful. My dogs rub against it and come out smelling lemony.
Mint also does repel mosquitoes because it contains menthol which most insects including mosquitoes cannot not come near. I have used lemon grass in the past before with success.
by The Fridge 6 years ago
We had a mild winter here in the East and the mosquitoes are bad, What can we do to cause retreat?I wonder how many secrets are out there about mosquito control that work wonderfully but have not been made public yet? HP lets solve it to the best of our ability.
by gracenotes 8 years ago
It's summer, and I remember last year we had a case of West Nile Virus reported on my side of town.So, here are some of the things I have used to keep pesky mosquitos away:1. Avon Skin So Soft (straight from the bottle). Works great, pleasant to use, but you have to wash it...
by Tony Lawrence 8 years ago
The stupid town is spraying for mosquitos tonight and has warned us to shut our windows. Too bad they cannot warn the birds and the bees. Double whammy for the birds - sicken them with poison and kill off a food supply.Bees? Who cares? They are only important for pollinating much...
by Moira Garcia Gallaga 7 years ago
Why do some people attract mosquitos more than others?Ever experienced sitting outdoors with a group of friends on nice summer day enjoying cold drinks and a barbecue and notice that the mosquitos all seem attracted to you and not seem to be bothering everyone else?
by Fawntia Fowler 4 years ago
What's the best indoor mosquito trap or other way to get rid of mosquitoes inside your home?
by Kristin Trapp 6 years ago
How do you make your own organic pesticide?I am growing some vegetables in containers and need some type of organic pesticide or tips/tricks on keeping bugs from eating my vegetable plants.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|