Repel Mosquitoes with your Flora

Repel Mosquitoes with your Flora first appeared on the Backyard Bug Patrol blog.

Beautiful flowers and plants within your garden not only provide something pleasing to the eye, there are also certain types of flora that can be useful with repelling mosquitoes. Here’s a great article with some hints and tips to plants that could help contribute to a mosquito free yard.

6 Mosquito Repellent Plants to Keep Pests Away

Summer means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a barbecue, but it seems like unexpected guests always crash the party. No, not your in-laws — we’re talking about pesky bugs.

Such an added bonus as the beautiful aromas in your garden from these suggested plants will please us, but disgust the bugs!

These plants can also help to keep those other disease spreading pests, ticks, away from our yards.

Of course natural prevention is something that we all encourage, but sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry and also include in your mosquito prevention a barrier spray program.  Mosquitoes are the biggest killer on the planet with there transmission of deadly diseases.

America’s most lethal animal

Worldwide, the animal responsible for by far the greatest number of human deaths is just such an insect that transmits a deadly infection: the mosquito. The World Health Organization estimates that over 600,000 people die each year after being bitten by mosquitoes bearing the deadly malaria parasite. Happily, however, deaths from mosquito-borne diseases are much rarer in the US.

Now that you have the knowledge, take some piece of mind that you and your family are protected and at the same time enjoy those magnificent aromas from those natural repellents.

Image used under creative commons with thanks to Kurt Bauschardt

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