Do you hate mosquitoes? This is one of the solution

@femimi (872)
Indonesia
April 3, 2007 4:00am CST
I have Rosemary plant, people said that mosquitoes hate this plant, so you can prevent the house from mosquitoes. But I think it will not function if we only have one:( Still need help from aerosol spray;)) and mosquitoes racket.
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• United States
3 Apr 07
Citronella is another plant that mosquitoes don't like. It's part of the mint family (I think) and very easy to grow. I'm sure how much your rosemary helps depends on how big it is and how much of an area you are trying to protect. If you don't want to plant a lot of plants and want a natural deterrant, you can always put some essential oil on a rag/cloth and put it in the area. That won't last as long as having the plant, of course, but it will give some relief.
@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
3 Apr 07
Yeahhh... you rite about citronella... hey.. I'm still seeking that kind of plant to... Any infos where I can buy it ??
• United States
4 Apr 07
as to where to buy citronella...it depends where you live and what nurseries/stores are near you. In NJ, I knew of a few places that sold the plant. Now I'm in FL, but I don't recall seeing any in the local nurseries/Lowes/Home Depot, etc. It's not expensive--I can't see why it should be hard to find or order. Luckily, we don't have too many mosquitoes in our area (and they bite my husband and not me, so I'm pretty safe!). Good luck in keeping them at bay!
@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
8 Apr 07
Thanks for the infos :)
• United States
3 Apr 07
wonderful! thanks a lot for your great information. I know that somepeople keep dry rosemary under the pillow of infants. It is said it eliminate effect of bad souls.
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@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
4 Apr 07
And bad mosquitoes I hope -lol- thx and you are welcome :)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I never heard of rosemary plant being effective against mosquitoes. I am going to have to try that out. I knew about citronella, but actually didn't know that there were citronella plants. I just always used the tiki torches and citronella candles. I don't think I've ever seen the actual plant. I'm going to have to investigate. Thank you for the tips. We get mosquitoes really bad around here.
@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
4 Apr 07
You are welcome, also thx for response :)
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I didnt know that. Im certainling going to get one because we have mosquitoes bad where we live. And I do hate mosquitoes. So thanks for the great tip.