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Pest Busters Series

Written by: Dottie Baltz


For me, mosquitoes are about the biggest garden pest I have. Not only do they bother me when I'm trying to get things done in the garden, but they bother me when I'm just sitting and trying to enjoy the garden. They may not harm the plants in the garden, but they can do more harm to myself and my family, and for that reason they are number one of my list of garden pests that need to be busted.

If you have been following my website and blog for any amount of time, you will know that I garden organically about 99% percent of the time. And I extend that philosophy when it comes to controlling mosquitoes as well.

I'm not real excited to have to use bug sprays that contain deet, but they do seem to work the best, but I also thought it would be wise to research some of the other alternatives to controlling and repelling mosquitoes. In this article, I will go into some of those methods.

Mosquitoes can spread diseases like EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) and the West Nile Virus, so it's important to protect yourself first and foremost.

Protect, Repel, Prevent

I'd love to hear some of the ways you've found that repel or prevent mosquitoes. Leave a comment at the bottom of this page.

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