Flowers and Bushes that Assist in the Fight Against Mosquitoes

Reblogger Barbara Todaro
Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763
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Great information here, if you're area has mosquitoes...

Original content by Shar Sitter

With summer comes one bad thing.....mosquitoes! Oh I hate that annoying buzzing at your ear and the horrible itching at night.

There are seven plants that you can add to your patio to keep your guests and you more comfortable without applying layers of chemicals to your skin.

 

Lavender 

 

Rabbits and insects won't even destroy this plant in your garden. And is there anything prettier than multiply lavender plants in bloom. Place them in varied height pots for a stunning eye catching look on your patio.

 

 

 

Marigolds

 

 

Marigolds are hardy and can make great borders or you can even add them to your vegetable garden.

 

 

Citronella Grass   

Citronella has a distinct smell and there is a reason most patio candles are citronella. It is the most effective at repelling pests. This plant is low maintenance and does best in pots as it cannot withstand frost.

 

 

 

 

Catnip

DEET is the chemical most commonly found in insect repellent but catnip was found to be 10 times more effective than DEET in a study at Iowa State University. It did not state if your yard would be filled with the neighborhood cats getting tipsy. :)

 

 

Rosemary and Basil  

 

These herbs are great repellents and plant extra so you can use them in your summer recipes.

 

 

Scented Geraniums

 

 

The favored scent seems to be lemon which is similar to Citronella Grass. These fast growing, plants have beautiful blooms and have a strong fragrance that keeps pests away.

 

 

When it's time for planting season don't forget to mix in an abundance of this plants for a natural deterrent to a mosquito problem.

 

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Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Barbara. I have it all here so this is a terrific guide for me.

Apr 20, 2019 03:49 AM #1
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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This is good information! I'm going to bookmark the original for future use.

Apr 20, 2019 03:51 AM #2
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Sham Reddy
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
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I like Lavender!

Rabbits and insects won't even destroy this plant in your garden. And is there anything prettier than multiply lavender plants in bloom. Place them in varied height pots for a stunning eye catching look on your patio.

Apr 20, 2019 04:38 AM #3
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Good morning Barbara Todaro 

Thank you for sharing this information about plans that help keep mosquito's away.  I am going to get some of these and plant in my back deck.

Have a great day.

Saturday April 20, 2019.

Apr 20, 2019 04:50 AM #4
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Good Morning Barbara Todaro 

Thank you for reblogging this information from Shar

Apr 20, 2019 05:09 AM #5
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Barbara - I really didn't know this.  I will now consider these for deck plansts this summer

Apr 20, 2019 05:17 AM #6
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Barbara. No problems where I live, but an issue in areas where I have lived. Thanks for the reblog. Enjoy your day!

Apr 20, 2019 05:18 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Great tips and speaking from a black/brown thumb point of view...we have some of these and the bonus is they are easy to grow !

Apr 20, 2019 05:41 AM #8
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good information to share.

Good reasons to have some of these plants in your home garden.

Apr 20, 2019 06:01 AM #9
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Barbara Todaro - I saw this on Carol Williams blog!  I am glad to see you are reblogging it also. I emailed it to myself.  I am going to see if I can pot some citronella grass for our outside table.  We get "no-see-ums" in late June!

Apr 20, 2019 07:22 AM #10
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I'll be buying pots of that grass this week for my back deck....  thanks everyone for your comments....glad it was helpful....

Apr 20, 2019 07:30 AM #11
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Barbara, Good reblog for sure on this one.  funny, never had a rabbit in our yard in 20 years.

 

Apr 20, 2019 08:12 AM #12
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Nice choice for a reblog, I don't like getting bit by mosquito's, but I do like me some lavender!

Apr 20, 2019 10:26 AM #13
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John Pusa
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Barbara Todaro thanks for the valuable report about fight against mosquitoes.

Apr 20, 2019 03:54 PM #14
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
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Thanks for the reblog! I appreciate it!

Apr 21, 2019 08:15 PM #15
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Thanks, everyone, for your nice comments....

Apr 22, 2019 11:15 AM #16
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