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Zone Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada | Anonymous added on June 18, 2020 | Answered

Does creeping thyme deter mosquitoes?

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Answered on June 19, 2020

No. The touted mosquito repelling plants must have the oil from the crushed leaves rubbed on your skin to aid as a repellent.

Your best bet is to use a product containing DEET as a repellent or completely cover your skin with clothing.

Creeping lemon thyme has some of the oil that can aid as a repellent but there again, you'd have to rub the oil on your skin.

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