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Old 09-24-2016, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default 6 Mosquito-Repellent Plants to Keep Pests Away

This is a copy-paste post. But I find it very relevant and timely: with the spread of dengue mosquitoes and the fearsome and deadly zika virus known to be transmitted by mosquitoes.

Without so much intro, here are the 6 anti-mosquito plants:

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1. Marigolds
Not only do they make your landscape more attractive, but marigolds also have a distinct smell that repels mosquitoes.

Plant from seed or get a starter plant from a nursery or floral department.

Place potted marigolds near mosquito entry-points, such as doors and windows, or on a deck or balcony where you spend a lot of time outdoors. They also deter insects that prey on tomato plants ó an added bonus for gardeners.


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2. Citronella
Citronella is one of the most common ingredients in insect repellents, due to its strong smell, which masks mosquito attractants.

The perennial clumping grass grows 5 to 6 feet, and can be planted in the ground or kept in large pots.

Citronella plants thrive best in full sun and areas with good drainage.


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3. Catnip
Warning: Your catnip might bring all the cats to the yard. The perennial herb, related to mint, is easy to grow.

While it repels mosquitoes in close proximity, some people apply crushed leaves for more protection.


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4. Lavender
In addition to smelling lovely, aiding in relaxation and promoting restful sleep, lavender dissuades mosquitoes and gnats from invading your outdoor dinner party when planted in the garden or in pots placed by windows, doors and entertainment areas.

The dried flowers can also be placed in wardrobes to repel moths.


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5. Basil
Enjoy delicious pesto dishes, and keep mosquitoes at bay, with this insect-repelling herb. Basil is one of the few herbs in which you donít have to crush the leaves to reap its benefits.

Lemon basil and cinnamon basil are the best varieties to prevent unwanted pests.


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6. Lemon Balm
Also known as horsemint, lemon balmís aroma wards off mosquitoes, but attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Itís fast growing, drought resistant and reseeds itself, so consider planting in a pot rather than in your yard to avoid a lemon balm takeover.


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From where can we get this plants?

We can find some of them in Manila Seedling Foundation

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bro, it's at the corner of EDSA and Quezon Avenue. pero ang entrance eh dun sa likod, sa may Agham Rd., halos tapat ng Phil. Science H.S. Open sila ng Mondays to Sundays.

If you would like, you can try dun sa Sunday market dun sa grounds ng Lung Center malapit sa Q.C. Memorial Circle. Dami rin sila benta plants dun. Dun ako nakabili ng Chamomile several months ago.

Why not? Plant now!



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thank you sir coder bojs sa tips
minsan sir binabaliwala nalng natin nga halaman nayan
di na natin pinapansin
di pala natin alam tumutulong rin sila sir sa atin

pag may time mag tatanim rin ako nyan kahit ilan sa mga yan
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thank you sir coder bojs sa tips
minsan sir binabaliwala nalng natin nga halaman nayan
di na natin pinapansin
di pala natin alam tumutulong rin sila sir sa atin

pag may time mag tatanim rin ako nyan kahit ilan sa mga yan

ornamental na, good for the health pa...

ito isa rin pala sa powerful na anti-mosquito:

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CHAMOMILE




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