I know there are a lot of plants that people at least claim deter mosquitos.
I like to leave my front door open over the summer so my dogs can run outside whenever the mood takes them. Since my front patio has a small garden bed in front of it, I thought I might try and reduce the amount of unwelcome pests indoors by planting something that would deter them. However, when I researched the topic, I found a lot of plants apparently deter mosquitos. I'm curious if there is any knowledge out there about what plants would work the best for this purpose. Are there some plants that have a stronger repellent or work in a larger radius from the plant?
I don't know of any plant that repels mosquitos. On my old phone I had pictures of them resting on beautyberry and citronella. Both release oils when crushed, but just having them around is not sufficient I don't think.
The oils might confuse them, masking your scent a little. We used to smear beautyberry on us in florida. It works a little. You will still get bitten. I absolutely am about amphibians (digging lots of pocket ponds) and birds/bats for control (martin and bat houses). We rarely see a mosquito at this point, maybe a couple a week. Right down the road they are ferocious.
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