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Best mosquito repellent plant for a sunny terrace?

On the assumption you mean plants suitable for pots outdoors, lemon scented plants such as Citronella and Lemon Balm are good. Plants offered for sale under the name citronella vary - the one to look ...
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Best mosquito repellent plant for a sunny terrace?

If you can manage to get a few marigolds, plant those. They thrive on a lot of sunshine, can be grown in pots, and are good at repelling mosquitoes and most other insect pests. The beautiful flowers ...
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Best mosquito repellent plant for a sunny terrace?

I read that in Malta it is frequent to use basil to repel mosquitoes. It likes sun, but it should be watered often to maintain the green leaves and smell (though it is also resilient to dry periods).
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Is Bifenthrin available for sale in Canada?

Unless there is something newer, it is not for sale in Canada anymore. Date of Last Sale by Registrant: December 31, 2018 Last Date of Sale by Retailers: December 31, 2019 Last Date of Permitted Use ...
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Will mosquitoes fly through this overflow hose to breed in a rain barrel?

I have a similar setup and have no issues with mosquito larvae. If you are really concerned a few drops of an edible oil added at the top of the barrel to the water will act as a barrier to the mini ...
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Do mosquitoes breed in the water caught by succulents?

There are various effects. Mosquitoes search some stable water, so if there are other sources of water, they prefer other places. Additionally, there is not much water (usually) on succulents to ...
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Really virulent mosquitos - dealing with them and their bites

I would recommend against trying to spray against them, even if you can find a product suitable for the job, you are unlikely to be able to spray a wide enough area for it be effective. If you did ...
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Best mosquito repellent plant for a sunny terrace?

There are many web sites that make wide ranging statements about plants that repel mosquitoes. I cannot find any academic research that supports this. I can find university sites that say that there ...
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Do mosquitoes breed in the water caught by succulents?

Although the genus Culex is usually characterized as laying floating egg rafts on still water, a new study suggests most species of Culex oviposit out of water. In the genus Culex, oviposition is ...
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How to get rid of mosquitoes in the garden?

You need to eliminate any standing water in the area. That may be problematic (the water may not be on your property), but mosquitoes require water to complete their life cycle, and they don't need ...
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How to get rid of mosquitoes in the garden?

Adding to @kevinsky answer , a fan is the best way to get rid of them. I use a cheap 24" box fan on low set 20 ft away. A slight breeze will stop them . Removing water is good but what about neighbors ...
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Grow several citronella geranium plants from one plant?

Your plant is basically a pelargonium (colloquially called geraniums) with a lot of lemony scent. So the propagation process is the same as for other geraniums: make cuttings from new growth, dip the ...
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Do mosquitoes breed in the water caught by succulents?

There is too little water to attract mosquitoes to lay their eggs. You do need to worry about a kitty bowl full of water in the shade yet able to fill when it rains. But not the droplets on ...
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How can I keep mosquitoes out of my yard?

The breeding waters are the best place to REDUCE the numbers. I have a couple ponds , but I think mosquitoes are too smart to lay eggs in water with fish. I also have a couple rain barrels and I scoop ...
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