Citronella Plants

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  1. Apr 9, 2013 #1

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    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?
     
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    Well day one I have four planted and they seem to do nothing.
     
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    Onto making a bat house!
     
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    there is a trick to get them to move in, but don't remember what it is.
     
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    You need a little vacancy sign to let them know their welcome.
     
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    I'll try that and let you know how it goes!
     
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    Well I've had them for a while now and they seem useless.

    I can see the mosquitoes swarm around them.
     
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    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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    For Citronella to work you crush the leaves and rub the oil on the skin.
     
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    Get some tiki touches, they at least will add some atmosphere and will go well with your jimmy buffet shirt.
     
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    They were advertised differently, so I was trying it as is. If I would go through a plant a day to cover my skin!

    I have a bunch. After my Hamburger in Paradise there was no going back.
     
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    What; no truth in advertizing?
     
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    It seems not in this case.
     

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