Thrifty way to keep mosquitos out of your house?

United States
June 23, 2007 10:08pm CST
Years ago, my grandmother told me that you can keep mosquitos out of your house, if you grow marigolds by your front door. Does anyone know if this is true?
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@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
24 Jun 07
My Grandmother swore by the same thing...so I have always done so....I never really stopped to think abot whether or not it was true.........LOL
• United States
28 Jun 07
My mother did the same thing and I think I picked up the habit from her. One of our neighbors said that you can dry out a marigold on the window sill and then break it open and you have free seeds for more marigolds. I just remembered that one and will have to try it when I get my garden going strong again. We have tons of mosquitos here, so maybe it is true and marigolds will keep them away. I can only hope! Thanks for dropping by.
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I don't know about keeping them out totally, but it helps keep them at bay. Mosquitoes don't like the odor of marigolds. Same is true of aphids. Plant marigolds by your roses and you will keep aphids off of them.
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Thanks for BR.