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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Easy, Natural ways to tell Mosquitoes to "Bug" off!

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According to writer Stephanie Osmanski from "Green Matters" the following plants will help keep your outdoor space mosquito free; 

Lemon Balm, although lemon balm can attract butterflies it also is an attraction for bees, you may want to plant Lemon Balm a bit further away from your social space.
Basil, we can always use a little basil.
Peppermint, Refreshing scent with helpful features!
Catnip, may attract cats but repels mosquitoes.
Lavender, who knew the calming effects of lavender could be so stressful for mosquitoes.
Citronella, part of the lemongrass family and in grass form, Citronella can be planted or crushed.
and Rosemary, Mosquitoes do not like the smell of Rosemary essential oil which can be extracted by simply boiling it.

In addition to planting these wonderful natural mosquito zappers make sure that you empty any standing water that will attract and multiply mosquitoes.   

Happy Summer!

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