The citronella against pestering insects


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In this tropical country there is a hype on citronella that they say would be a good insect repellent. Having a potted citronella that you can place in the living room every other day (to get sunshine) would drive away mosquitoes and flies. That looks good. As of now I am still waiting for a review by a friend who bought a potted citronella that he placed inside their home.


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Some plants have leaves with very strong smell due to essential oils in them which is disliked by pests like mosquitoes, flies etc. These plants include Basil, Citronella, Marigolds etc. However I doubt if a single plant will do the trick, especially if infestation is high. Planting several of such mosquito repellents will certainly work.

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