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Q.Mosquito Repellents

Zone 06854 | writer41@yahoo.com added on February 3, 2024 | Answered

would planting citronella plants around the house or just place plants in containers around the house repel mosquitoes? tks

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Answered on February 5, 2024

Sure! Either one will help! Planting citronella plants or placing them in containers around your house can help repel mosquitoes when the plants are disturbed. To maximize effectiveness, ensure the plants are healthy, use multiple plants, and combine them with other natural repellents. Factors such as weather and wind can impact their repellent properties.

Keep in mind, as well, that they are not even close to hardy in your zone. They will need to be brought in or some clumps dug up at the first sign of cool weather. This is a tropical grass.

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