These anti Mosquito garden plants selections will help repel those disease carrying pesky flying insects. Biting bloodsucker are most active just as the sun is going down in the evening and just coming up in the morning. So in order to be able to enjoy a summer evening outside you normally have to apply some sort of smelly repellent that is made from a number of potentially dangerous chemicals.
However, there is an option that has proven to be very successful as a mosquito repellent and it does not contain a single dangerous substance.
This gardening project shows you everything you will need to get started and it will help you through all the steps until it is finished. The completed planter will be ready to set out where you will be planning to spend your evening outside. There are actually a number of other plants that possess mosquito repelling properties than the ones included in the project, so you would be able to pick others if you so choose.
A carefully chosen planter containing a number of plants that have natural mosquito repelling properties will containing plants and herbs that drive those disease carrying mosquitoes far from your home:
Lemon grass – dog safe
Marigolds – Marigolds contain Pyrethrum, a compound used in many insect repellents.
Ageratum – Ageratum secretes coumarin, which is widely used in commercial mosquito repellents.
Lavender – Plant near seating areas, pathways, doorways and windows. Lavender plant could be harmful if your dog ingested a large amount, it is generally considered safe for garden use.
Rosemary – dog safe
Catnip – In August 2010, entomologists at Iowa State University reported to the American Chemical Society that catnip is ten times more effective than DEET, the chemical found in most commercial insect repellents.
Sage – Dog safe
Horsemint – It gives off a strong incense-like odor which confuses mosquitoes by masking the smell of its usual hosts.
Citronella – Citronella is the most common natural ingredient used in formulating mosquito repellents.
The mosquito is the number one pest that have ruin far too many outside summer activities.
Benefits of using the DIY Anti-Mosquito Planter Project
● It includes a listing of the necessary materials and supplies needed
● It includes a recommendation of several plants that you can use in combination
● It also has so full color photos of the project
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