What Repels Mosquitoes?

Citronella Repelling Mosquito

Rarely do we seek to do what’s irksome, bothersome, and offensive to those around us. But when it comes to mosquitoes, this can be a good strategy. Here are a few things that mosquitoes hate: Basil: Eat some pesto, plant an herb garden, or keep potted basil plants on your porch or patio. Mosquitoes don’t enjoy the smell of basil, so hopefully they won’t intrude on your next Italian feast. Tansy: Another plant mosquitoes don’t like is a yellow-flowered perennial called tansy. Tansy is a low-maintenance plant that you could mix into your landscape design. Unfortunately, however, some people find...
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LIBBY DIX introduces a new way to keep bugs away this summer

Libby Dix Mosquitno

FoxNews Chicago.As warmer weather arrives, you're spending more time outdoors. Unfortunately, the warm-up also means the arrival of mosquito season. Libby Dix has a solution - and it doesn't involve bug spray. Click for Video: LIBBY DIX introduces new way to keep mosquitoes away this summer. Mosquitno – All Natural Mosquito Repellent Wristbands and Stickers

Mosquitno Spotz stickers

Lets face it, as much fun as it is to be outdoors hiking, fishing, gardening, or playing in the back yard, nothing can spoil the fun faster than annoying, biting mosquitoes, flies, gnats or no-see-ums. [caption id="attachment_1320" align="alignright" width="300"] Mosquitno all-natural mosquito repellent[/caption] Like many avid hikers I have my own solution for managing with biting bugs, typically consisting of a headnet and full length lightweight clothing pre-treated with insect repellent. That works extremely well for me, but as a system it falls apart as soon as I go anywhere with my children. I’m personally not comfortable putting pesticides such...
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How Does Citronella Keep Bugs Away


How Does Citronella Keep Bugs Away? It's the middle of July and summer has officially arrived, driving sun-deprived workers out into the great outdoors to enjoy a bit of warm weather. Unfortunately, mosquitos also enjoy the summer heat so we keep them at bay by stocking our decks and campsites with citronella. You may have asked yourself, 'How DOES citronella keep bugs away?' and we are here to answer that question. Oil of citronella is an all-natural insect and animal repellent made from the distilled oils of different varieties of grass, according to the National Pesticide Information Center. The main...
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Why do mosquitoes like me more than anyone else?


5 human scents that attract mosquitoes and how to make yourself less attractive to bugs Have you ever felt like every mosquito within ten square miles comes buzzing straight for you as soon as you step outside? We are often asked why mosquitoes prefer some humans over others. Well, it all comes down to how good you smell (or bad, depending on your perspective). Mosquitoes have very acute receptors in their antennae and heads that can detect human scents up to 100 feet away. Scents are one of the primary indicators mosquitoes use to identify their prey. It’s actually only...
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