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Lemongrass vs Citronella: What Repels Mosquitoes the Best?

Mosquito Repellent

Lemongrass vs Citronella: What Repels Mosquitoes the Best?

Of all the natural mosquito repellents, citronella is the most commonly known solution. Every summer, nurseries and garden centers load up on “citronella” plants for patios and landscapes, and natural mosquito repellents boast a “citronella scent.” In fact, citronella is not the real name of the plant that’s effective in repelling mosquitoes. Find out which all-natural plants Best Bee Brothers use in our All Natural Mosquito Repellent Spray! Citronella vs Lemongrass: What’s the difference? Citronella or “mosquito” plants are actually scented geraniums, a variety called Pelargonium citrosum that has very little if any ability to repel mosquitoes. However, citronella as we...

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How To Keep Mosquitoes Away Naturally

Chemical Free Mosquito Repellent Mosquitos

How To Keep Mosquitoes Away Naturally

Go beyond traditional mosquito repellent and use a layered approach to prevention outdoors. From common-sense passive methods like mosquito netting to more novel tools like bug zappers and incense, we have ideas to help you to repel disease-carrying mosquitoes naturally all season long.

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How to Make Mosquito Repellent Bracelets

Mosquito Repellent Mosquitos

How to Make Mosquito Repellent Bracelets

Bugged by mosquitoes every summer but hate to use insect sprays? Convenient, wearable, mess-free mosquito bracelets will keep those pesky interlopers at bay. Make your own using essential oils with our easy DIY project, or save time and buy Best Bee Brothers Mosquito Repellent Bracelets instead.

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Natural Predators of Mosquitoes

Mosquito Repellent Mosquitos

Natural Predators of Mosquitoes

Mosquito Predators: What Eats Mosquitoes? You know the routine by now: buzz, buzz, itch, buzz, itch, itch…Every year, mosquitoes annoy us, buzzing in our ears when the weather warms up and biting us when we least expect it. But they’re an important part of the food chain...one we’re sometimes at the bottom of!  Luckily for us, plenty of creatures feast on those pesky bloodsuckers before mosquitoes can get to us. Just who are these mosquito slayers? Some of them are unexpected heroes. And we’ll reveal them all, but first, let’s take a closer look at their pesky prey.  One subspecies...

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Do All-Natural Mosquito Sticks Actually Repel Mosquitoes?

Mosquito Repellent

Do All-Natural Mosquito Sticks Actually Repel Mosquitoes?

What does the word “incense” conjure up in your mind? If you’re imagining meditation retreats or religious ceremonies, you might be missing out on an effective insect repellent. The first incense coil – specifically designed to repel mosquitos – was developed in the early 1900s by two Japanese entrepreneurs, Eiichiro and Yuki Ueyama. While the shape of their product (see below) was different from traditional incense sticks, the overall makeup remained the same. Today’s standard mosquito coil. The active ingredient in the Ueyamas’ invention was pyrethrum paste, a substance derived from chrysanthemum flowers, used as an insecticide for centuries in...

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