The scent of many plants can help keep mosquitoes away, kill and prevent mosquito larvae in standing water, and deter them form biting us. Learn what herbs to use, many of which are commonly found in our gardens like Cuban Oregano, Pine Cone Ginger, and Lemongrass. Others, like Beauty Berry and Spanish Moss are readily available Florida Natives. Creating Safe habitat for mosquito eating garden toads,frogs,and native bats is another way yo cut down on their populations. And planting flowers for hummingbirds and our other feathered friends will keep them around to devour mosquito snacks!
Willow LaMonte is a folk herbalist, wildcrafter, and long-time organic gardener. She is a member of the American Herbalist Guild, the Florida Herb Society, and United Plant Savers. Amidst oak trees in Valrico she grows a small organic herb nursery and botanical gardens, Willow Herbal Delight Gardens, using Permaculture methods. She loves to dream in Neolithic.
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