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Mosquito Control Fountain Hills, AZ

Best Mosquito Repellent 

So, you’ve cleaned up your outdoor spaces and made them less friendly for mosquitoes (get rid of standing water)……but what other options can you try to repel these bugs far from your home?  There is nothing worse than a beautiful cool evening that is ruined because of mosquitoes and their painful, itchy bites.

Mosquitoes (along with many insects) are attracted to certain odors in human skin—especially if you have been sweating.  So having certain strong smells that can hide you and are unpleasant to the insect……are much needed.  This is why deet spray and citronella candles sell like crazy.  But, there are plants that we as humans find pleasant, but that will keep the pesky mosquitoes away! While deet sprays do work, no one wants to go around smelling like that stuff all evening long.

Want the best results? Crush these plants and use their natural oils on your skin. 

Peppermint

Peppermint, in its concentrated form, is used as an insect repellent. It’s oil can repel the adult mosquitoes and kill the larvae and eggs. 

 

Citrosum  Mosquito Control Fountain Hills, AZ

This plant is marketed as the “mosquito plant”.  Even though it is heavily marketed, there is research that suggests it is also one of the least effective garden plants for mosquito control.   

 

Sage + Rosemary

Planning on spending time around a fire?  Then burn some sage or rosemary, too.  The incense smells so good, but it is unpleasant enough for most species of insects and will repel them, as long as you are near the smoke.  Mosquito Control Fountain Hills, AZ

 

Contact Lady Bug Pest Control Specialists. We offerFree Home Inspection for Termites, Eco-Friendly Pest Control, Home Seal Service, Bed Bug Eco-Heat, and Rodent Control. We perform Complete Home Inspections. Lady Bug also will do a free termite inspection if you already are under contract with another company and take over your existing termite warranty policy. Please feel free to contact Lady Bug Pest Control Specialists to answer any of your pest control questions or for a FREE Inspection. 480-833-1111.

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