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Austin 04-09-2013 07:36 AM

Citronella Plants
 
Anyone else have them? I just bought four to help with mosquitoes, but has anyone had any experience with the plants themselves?

Do they work?

Austin 04-10-2013 08:47 AM

Well day one I have four planted and they seem to do nothing.

nealtw 04-10-2013 11:43 AM

Here is some interesting reading.
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/secoast/msg0709204424068.html
What you really need is bats, five or six will look after a neibourhood.
http://www.batguys.com/resources/suburban-bat-house.html

Austin 04-11-2013 09:41 AM

Onto making a bat house!

nealtw 04-11-2013 03:35 PM

there is a trick to get them to move in, but don't remember what it is.

oldognewtrick 04-11-2013 03:49 PM

You need a little vacancy sign to let them know their welcome.

nealtw 04-11-2013 04:56 PM

http://canadianbathouses.com/faqs.html

Austin 04-12-2013 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldognewtrick (Post 85929)
You need a little vacancy sign to let them know their welcome.

I'll try that and let you know how it goes!

Austin 04-15-2013 08:14 AM

Well I've had them for a while now and they seem useless.

I can see the mosquitoes swarm around them.

Austin 04-23-2013 10:19 AM

Well the plants are useless. I put four next to one another and the mosquitoes weren't slightly detoured from attacking me. They do smell nice, but that's where it ends.


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