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Mosquitoes – Six Natural Alternatives to Repel the Minnesota State Bird

Photo: -'Train Wreck' ~ Z-rock Weekends - TSM Rochester, MN -- Rosemary, a very useful plant!
Photo: -‘Train Wreck’ ~ Z-rock Weekends – TSM Rochester, MN — Rosemary, a very useful plant!

As Minnesotan’s prepare to move outside to their backyards, their patios & decks, or to their northern lake cabins after the reality that is the long Minnesota winter, an annual nemesis, the mosquito could be around in epic proportions this year due to the extremely wet Spring. The dude in the VIDEO has a major problem. WATCH IT !

Instead of going the chemical route, or renting a FLAME-THROWER, here are six mosquito repelling plants to make mosquito control more natural. You can find these common plants BELOW at area garden centers, like this one right here located on 2nd Street in Rochester!
OR……contact me via my BIO-PAGE and I can hook you up!

-‘Train Wreck’ ~ Z-Rock Weekends
Check out the video….this dude has some MAJOR mosquito problems!

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Photo: -'Train Wreck' ~ Z-rock Weekends - TSM Rochester, MN -- Basil
Photo: -‘Train Wreck’ ~ Z-rock Weekends – TSM Rochester, MN — Basil

BasilOcimum americanum – has essential oils that can be extracted and used as a spray to repel mosquitoes. It has also been an effective repellent when grown nearby.

Photo: -'Train Wreck' ~ Z-rock Weekends - TSM Rochester, MN -- Bee Balm
Photo: -‘Train Wreck’ ~ Z-rock Weekends – TSM Rochester, MN — Bee Balm

 

 

 

Bee BalmMonarda – is a great flowering plant that attracts hummingbirds and, of course, bees. It is also very effective used as a mosquito repellent, when allowing the fragrant oils to be released when the leaves are crushed.

Photo: -'Train Wreck' ~ Z-rock Weekends - TSM Rochester, MN -- Catmint
Photo: -‘Train Wreck’ ~ Z-rock Weekends – TSM Rochester, MN — Catmint

 

 

CatmintNepeta faassenii – is very effective at keeping mosquitoes away. It is even better than commercial bug sprays at keeping the pests away. Simply, cut off the flowers and boil them to make a spray. [ READ MORE]

Photo: -'Train Wreck' ~ Z-rock Weekends - TSM Rochester, MN -- Lemon Thyme
Photo: -‘Train Wreck’ ~ Z-rock Weekends – TSM Rochester, MN — Lemon Thyme

 

 

Lemon ThymeThymus vulgaris – repels mosquitoes naturally. Mosquitoes tend to hate their citrus smell. Crush a few parts of this plant and rub on the body to keep these harmful bugs away. Make sure that your skin can tolerate the oil before applying to larger areas of the body. [LEARN MORE]

Photo: -'Train Wreck' ~ Z-rock Weekends - TSM Rochester, MN -- Lavender
Photo: -‘Train Wreck’ ~ Z-rock Weekends – TSM Rochester, MN — Lavender

 

LavenderLavandula angustifolia – Even though lavender is a smell often enjoyed by humans, lavender repels
mosquitoes because mosquitoes dislike the scent lavender gives off. It can be planted in gardens or made into oil and applied to the skin or mixed with other oils to keep mosquitoes away. [READ MORE]

Photo: -'Train Wreck' ~ Z-rock Weekends - TSM Rochester, MN -- Rosemary
Photo: -‘Train Wreck’ ~ Z-rock Weekends – TSM Rochester, MN — Rosemary

 

RosemaryRosmarinus officinalis – can be planted in your garden or on in containers on your deck in order to control mosquito infestation. It can also be mixed into various formulas
and lotions to act as a mosquito repellent for the body. [LEARN MORE]

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