PLANT NOW FOR A LESS BUGGY SUMMER
Marigolds, geraniums, lavender and
are good pest control choices, either planted amongst your veggies or potted and placed near outdoor sitting areas. There are also many herbs that repel insects in the garden and keep MOSQUITOS away at the same time. Consider chives, fennel, mint, lemon balm, basil & dill.
Dill is a favourite food of Black Swallowtail caterpillars, leaving plenty for human consumption - so no worries.
Another easy way of reducing mosquito attraction is to avoid using perfumed and scented laundry detergent or fabric softener. Bugs just love those chemicals.