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      Question Lemongrass

      Does anyone know if this actually deters mosquitoes?
      What other plants deter mosquitoes? Obviously I can Google, but looking for anyone with first hand experience and success.

      I hate mosquitoes.
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      Big time
      Since I planted couple bushes around the back yard
      But haha watch the freeze they prefer tropical weather
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      I have very few mosquitoes here in my yard. I can walk through nearby woods and there are plenty. I have numerous frogs that come to my smaller ponds to spawn. Tree frogs, toads, peepers, green frogs, and an occasional bull frog. Most of these retreat to the woods that surround my yard and a few remain in the yard. I also have free range chickens. I think these are the reasons I have so few mosquitoes in my yard.

      Also dragonflys eat mosquitos -and bats. I used to have a lot of bats when I had an above ground swimming pool as they would dive down at dusk to take a drink. I have not noticed if there are many around anymore.

      But once in a while when I am bothered by mosquitoes while sitting outside, I burn some cheap citronella candles near me. They work well.

      There are quite a few herbs that repel mosquitoes, but probably only to the extent that they avoid the plant and close proximetry. Many of these herbs have a citrus of lemon scent. They can work to repel mosquitoes if rubbed on your skin.
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      My mosquitos are fierce.
      All of my water is moving so I can’t figure out why so fierce but they come out at dusk and it’s horrible.
      I dont want to spray...too many chems.
      I’ll try to grow some lemongrass and see how goes it
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      Mosquitoes never bother me. My dh sits right beside me outside and he gets bitten many times until he goes inside. I don't have anything planted to repel them but I use mosquito dunks in my birdbaths. For your kids & wife they can use Avons Skin So Soft lotion. Mosquitoes hate the scent.
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      There is another plant I see sold, named 'Citronella'....I believe it is/was patented. But for sure protection look into a product called ThermaCell. They are magic! We use them all the time when out in the swampy Florida wilds. They used d-Allethrin, a synthetic form of plant pyrethrins, but man do they work!
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      Quote Originally Posted by CraigP View Post
      There is another plant I see sold, named 'Citronella'....I believe it is/was patented. But for sure protection look into a product called ThermaCell. They are magic! We use them all the time when out in the swampy Florida wilds. They used d-Allethrin, a synthetic form of plant pyrethrins, but man do they work!
      I've researched Citronella and there were mixed, mainly negative, reviews on it working as a mosquito repellent.
      I think it was basically a geranium with a lemony scent.
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      i dont know if Lemongrass will repel Mosquitoes but it will attract honey bees. i use this to help attract wild swarms and move them into a new hive and grow my apiary
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      I've grown 2 pots of lemongrass and have concluded that they do NOT repel anything.
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      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      I've grown 2 pots of lemongrass and have concluded that they do NOT repel anything.

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      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      I've grown 2 pots of lemongrass and have concluded that they do NOT repel anything.
      Not enough we have 2 bushes and transplants into 10 now
      Honestly I see mosquito larvae around my dunks but barely see any airborne
      Honestly my back yard is pretty clear except fruit trees and pretty dry every where
      So that might help
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Not enough we have 2 bushes and transplants into 10 now
      Honestly I see mosquito larvae around my dunks but barely see any airborne
      Honestly my back yard is pretty clear except fruit trees and pretty dry every where
      So that might help
      This may be a dumb q but do you even have mosquitoes in OC?
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      Believe me I used to have herd and herds from the gravity barrels first couple years in ponding
      I use dunks
      Electric wand and soon my father planted a bush nearby then they like vanished
      He told me that
      https://m.baomoi.com/15-loai-cay-duo...c/23002518.epi
      Can u read Vietnamese?
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Believe me I used to have herd and herds from the gravity barrels first couple years in ponding
      I use dunks
      Electric wand and soon my father planted a bush nearby then they like vanished
      He told me that
      https://m.baomoi.com/15-loai-cay-duo...c/23002518.epi
      Can u read Vietnamese?
      No, but I can look at pictures and use Google translate
      Um...I do have many of those plants outside already.
      I'll try to beef up my lemon grass production...even if it doesn't work we can still eat it I guess.
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      Since it's all by smell, unless the plants are upwind and fragrent, it doesn't seem like they'd work.

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      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      Does anyone know if this actually deters mosquitoes?
      What other plants deter mosquitoes? Obviously I can Google, but looking for anyone with first hand experience and success.

      I hate mosquitoes.
      Rain, I don't have lemongrass, but I do use citronella candles on the deck and they seem to do a decent job. In the garden it's not bad either; I have a lot of catnip and bee balm which I'm always swiping at because I love the scent the leaves give off. Just found a list of "31 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes" and both catnip and bee balm are on the list, but I have scads of other plants too so I couldn't say definitively if they are the real 'fix'. The list gives some helpful info about each plant: https://bestplants.com/plants-that-repel-mosquitoes/

      Some folks seem to attract more mosquitoes than others. My DH is one, perhaps you're another? Just too darned attractive for your own good.
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      I just hung a Pack of mosquito Eradicator in the yard this week
      I’m going to test it

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      Thanks darkstar...my ravishing good looks have gotten me into lots of trouble over the years...
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      Quote Originally Posted by delbert View Post
      I just hung a Pack of mosquito Eradicator in the yard this week
      I’m going to test it

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      Oh wow really good reviews...fingers crossed
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