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Cedar trees repel mosquitoes

Postby sunkeeper » May 12, 2008 10:19 pm

http://blog.worldvillage.com/home/mosquito_repellent_plants.html

There are also a few flowers and trees that also qualify as mosquito repellent plants. These include pine and cedar trees and geraniums, daisies and chrysanthemums. In fact a very powerful commercial insecticide called pyrethrum is made from a member of the daisy family called Chrysanthemum cineranifolium. pyrethroid. It does not repel insects but works as a contact insecticide, causing nervous system toxicity that leads to the death of the insect. The chemical is effective against mosquitoes, flies and ticks and just one spray can down them in mid-flight. You can find this type of mosquito repellent in health food stores and plant supply stores.


Using cedar oil as an insect repellent

http://www.ehow.com/how_2164041_use-cedar-oil-as-insect.html
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Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. ~Bill Vaughn
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