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Certain plants work well to repel various types of insects, both the ones that attack your garden plants and those that like to nibble on you. This is a page about repelling mosquitos with geraniums.
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August 9, 2007

I have a severe mosquito problem at my home. Only outside, thankfully, but that's where I like to spend all of my time. I don't have any standing water that I'm aware of but my lot is surrounded by pine trees. What can I do to get rid of them? I am getting anywhere from 3 to 50 bites (yes, that many) every time I walk outside for more than 5 minutes. I'm miserable. Please help!

Maggie from VA

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August 13, 20071 found this helpful
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Rub a little vinegar on your exposed skin. It repels "skeeters" quite well.

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August 9, 2007

If you have a problem with mosquitoes like many of us do in the summer, use potted geraniums to decorate your deck, porch, or outside sitting area this will keep them at bay.
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Mosquito Problems, Decorate with Geraniums

The Erie Canal used to be approx. 40 ft. from my back door, before I moved south. The best thing I found to keep mosquitoes at bay was to plant marigolds around the yard. We never had a mosquito problem after that, and I still plant marigolds here in the south. Works great, because bugs don't like the smell! (07/20/2004)

By Jackie Smith

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