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Mosquitoes find hosts to feed on using their sense of smell. This means that strong fragrances can work as a natural mosquito deterrent. Certain plants and herbs can have their oils extracted and used to deter mosquitoes as well.
It’s important to work with a professional mosquito exterminator on top of using plants in order to repel mosquitoes reliably.
Certain oils from plants can help to repel mosquitoes. For that reason, it can be beneficial to plant a garden with different kinds of plants that can aid in creating mosquito repellents. Some notable plants include:
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Mosquitoes primarily sustain themselves on plant nectar, not blood. Male mosquitoes don’t feed on blood at all; their diet consists of nectar, plant sap, and honeydew. Female mosquitoes only feed on blood to prepare their bodies for reproduction. So, like many other insects in your garden, mosquitoes are sustaining themselves primarily on nectar from flowering plans.
Female mosquitoes use their keen sense of smell to pick up on carbon dioxide emissions, which are released when people exhale. This means that strong scents and fragrances of many sorts can work to repel mosquitoes by confusing them. Perfumes, citronella candles, and other natural scents can keep you safe from mosquito bites around your home or garden in Lubbock TX.