How to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Barbara Pleasant shares how to keep mosquitoes away, including helpful methods for controlling mosquitoes, using natural remedies in the garden to repel them and what you need to know about West Nile virus.



Rose geranium is part of a natural mosquito repellent you can grow in your garden.
Rose geranium is part of a natural mosquito repellent you can grow in your garden.
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Red states indicate human cases of West Nile Virus in the United States in 2002.
Red states indicate human cases of West Nile Virus in the United States in 2002.
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The Defender Mosquito trap from Country Home Products (www.countryhomeproducts.com).
The Defender Mosquito trap from Country Home Products (www.countryhomeproducts.com).
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You can learn how to keep mosquitoes away using these effective methods.
You can learn how to keep mosquitoes away using these effective methods.
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From the backwoods to the backyard, plantain (Plantago, various species) is one of the best herbs to treat bug bites.
From the backwoods to the backyard, plantain (Plantago, various species) is one of the best herbs to treat bug bites.
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