3 Plants that Mosquitos Avoid
Most counties in Texas have a vector control department that helps to control mosquito populations throughout the state. How well is the vector control program around your community working? You can judge that by the number of mosquito bites you receive each year. The sad truth is that while vector control is very important, it only goes so far. In this blog, we look at a few plants that help drive mosquitoes from your yard and away from your home.
- Chrysanthemums – Load up your fall and winter flower beds with chrysanthemums. These beautiful plants come in a variety of colors and their sap is used in bug repellant. Place around windows and near doorways to help keep mosquitoes out of your house.
- Citronella Grass – grasses provide an amazing texture to landscaping and citronella grass is tall an ornate. It will survive just fine in pots and is a prime ingredient in many mosquito deterrent products. In landscaping it makes a beautiful mid-ground plant or a perfect plant for flower bed corners
- Lantana – This showy plant produces a varied mix of colors and gorgeous foliage. It too, will grow in pots or can make and beautiful addition to your mid-zone flower bed. These shrubby plants can get 6′ tall but there are also dwarf varieties.
Plants are a wonderful way for you to help reduce mosquito populations around your house. As you plan landscaping projects, remember that the plants you add to your yard can have more benefits than just looking great. If your home or yard is a haven for mosquitoes, reach out to our team and ask us about mosquito abatement solutions. We design systems and control options that fit your Bryan and College Station yard, home, and lifestyle so that you and your family can enjoy the outdoors without the pestering plague of mosquitoes.