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Planting to repel mosquitos 
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Post Planting to repel mosquitos
I'm wondering who has what planted for repelling mosquito's.
I'd like tried and tested plant suggestions please, I've looked up what is recommended, but I want to know what really works.
I'm going to need mass plantings, and want something easy to propagate too.

With my horses serious allergies, I'm wanting to plant as much as possible as a repellant outside of the paddock area's, plus also something I can pick and use to rub on him during the worst of the season.

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Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:39 pm
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Post Re: Planting to repel mosquitos
rosemary and citronella are two that my grandma used to swear by not sure about using them to rub on the horse but i guess the citronella would work that way?

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Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:52 pm
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Post Re: Planting to repel mosquitos
I like the idea of the rosemary, citronella, and wormwood plantings all mixed along the fence lines.

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Post Re: Planting to repel mosquitos
If you can keep them frost free, plant some Neem trees, easy to propagate, multitude of uses and fantastic pest repellant/control properties.
When the sandflies are on the chew you see all the cattle huddled underneath them.
Tansy is a great herb to pick and rub with and is a good mossie repellant.We got hammered with mossies xmas eve and had to get the Brute wipe on insect repellant to ease the torment on our horses,it works for a week at least.
We have found Livamol has helped with the girls reactions to both midgeys and mossie bites.


Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:51 am
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