Asked on May 20, 2017

How do we eliminate mosquitoes without harmful chemicals.

VljeffersonMichele PappagalloBarbara


6 answers
  • Judy Ferrell
    on May 20, 2017

    citronella plant
  • Alice Elaine Lord
    on May 21, 2017

    Landscape Plants; Basil, Bee Balm, Cadaga Tree, Cedars, Cloves, Floss Flower, Garlic, Lavander, Lemon Grass, Citronella Grass, Lemon Scented Geranium, Lemon Verbena, Mexican Marigold, Eucalyptus, Nodding Onion, Mint, Wormwood, Rosemary, and best of all if you have standing water fish.
  • Nancy Turner
    on May 21, 2017

    It is impossible to eliminate them, just deter them. I use citronella geraniums and the electric bug zappers you hang from your eaves. The mostly look like lanterns and I saw one in a Bed Bath and Beyond brochure that even has some kind of vacuum to pull in bugs.
  • Barbara
    on May 21, 2017

    Recipe for a yard spray: 1 big bottle of cheap blue mouthwash, 3 cups of Epsom salts, 3 stale 12 oz. beers. Mix together until Epsom salts is dissolved. Spray anywhere you sit outside twice during the summer. The mosquitos leave the area and won't come back. Will not harm plants or flowers.
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on May 21, 2017

    We use a combination of things. Lots of citronella and lemongrass plants around the well as lavender and rosemary. I also make a spray from 1/8 cup lemongrass oil and 1 gallon water to spray around the yard (and on yourself if desired) to help keep them away. We have a small pond near our backyard, and this seems to do the trick for us!
  • Vljefferson
    on May 22, 2017

    Hang fabric softener sheets around area.
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