What can we do to protect ourselves from mosquitoes?

By: Wendy Kennedy

Here's some other suggestions which may or may not work but some are worth a try :-)

Are there plants that you can grow in your yard which will repel mosquitoes? From what I understand - no. I've had rose geraniums and marigolds suggested to me. Some plants like lemon balm, lemon thyme, rose geranium & citronella have oils in them that are effective as mosquito repellents. I understand that if you crush the leaves of lemon balm & rub them on yourself you'll smell lemony fresh & the mosquitoes will stay away.

Wishing you a mosquito free summer :-)

Wendy Kennedy owns and operates www.CanadianCountryGifts.com which carries a wonderful selection of country products including citronella candles & handmade mosquito repellent soaps.

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