Nothing can ruin a lovely evening lounging on your wrought iron patio set faster than being caught up in huge cloud of blood hungry mosquitoes. They buzz, they bite and they’re relentless. It’s time to fight fire with fire this year! There are simple ways you can rid your backyard of these pests, all you have to do is invest in a few new plants.
This may attract a few stray cats to your backyard, but they’re certainly better a massive school of vicious mosquitoes. Studies have shown catnip to be a powerful repellent; in fact it’s shown to repel mosquitoes 10 times more effectively than the common chemical DEET. Planting a few plants around your patio area will certainly reduce the number of mosquitoes you have to deal with.