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home and garden landscaping

How do I keep mosquitoes out of my flower pots?

6 Mosquito-Repellent Plants to Keep Pests Away
  1. Marigolds. Place potted marigolds near mosquito entry-points, such as doors and windows, or on a deck or balcony where you spend a lot of time outdoors.
  2. Citronella. Citronella is found in bug sprays and insect-repelling candles, but for maximum effectiveness, consider planting it. (
  3. Catnip.
  4. Lavender.
  5. Basil.
  6. Lemon balm.

Simply so, how do I get rid of mosquitoes in my flower pots?

Remember that it takes only one to two weeks of standing water for mosquitoes to breed.

  1. Repot potted plants into containers with drainage holes, if applicable.
  2. Replace the soil with a well-draining potting mix if the water puddles on top after rain or watering.
  3. Dump the drainage dish of water after each watering.

Also, what can I put on my porch to keep mosquitoes away? 10 Ways to keep mosquitoes off your porch or deck
  • Empty Standing Water.
  • Fix under deck drainage with Sand or a French Drain.
  • Put Mosquito Dunks in any standing water.
  • Clean out your gutters.
  • Turn on or Bring out the Fan.
  • Install potted Mosquito Repellent Plants.
  • Trim the Grass and Bushes.
  • Burn Mosquito Repellent Incense.

Keeping this in view, can mosquitoes live in potted plants?

Although mosquitoes are uncommon in houseplants, they may develop in plants kept in standing water; a much more common flying pest on houseplants is their cousin, the fungus gnat. Whether your plants have mosquitoes or fungus gnats, though, eliminating the flying pests from indoor plants is a simple process.

What flower keeps mosquitoes away?


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