Insect Pest Control

Plants vs Mosquitoes

laxmansarma added on April 26, 2014 | Answered

Some say that lot of plants attract lots of mosquitoes too. Is it true?

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Answered on April 26, 2014

Lots of plants may give mosquitoes lots of places to hide, but they don't really attract. Bromeliads hold water in their leaf cups, and mosquitoes are known to lay eggs in these tiny pools, so that's one kind of plant that does attract the little pests. But in general, plants don't "attract" mosquitoes in the way that flowers attract bees, for instance.

You might be interested in plants that are said to repel mosquitoes, so this article talks about some of those:

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