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Lemongrass vs Citronella: What Repels Mosquitoes the Best?

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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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Why Are Our Traps Made Of Soft Pine Wood?

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Why Are Our Traps Made Of Soft Pine Wood?

Why does Best Bee Brothers make traps out of lightweight pine wood? Learn more about carpenter bee nesting habits and behavior and find out how this important design feature is essential to attracting carpenter bees into your trap and away from your home.

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How To Keep Mosquitoes Away Naturally

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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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Should I Paint or Stain My Carpenter Bee Trap?

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Should I Paint or Stain My Carpenter Bee Trap?

Many Best Bee Brothers customers ask us if they can paint or stain their carpenter bee traps. Find out why we don’t recommend it, and learn why altering your trap can make it ineffective. Finally, pick up some tips and tricks to get the most out of your carpenter bee traps and keep your home safe from damage.

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How to get Rid of Carpenter Bees Naturally

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How to get Rid of Carpenter Bees Naturally

Don’t like using pesticides or toxic chemicals to eliminate carpenter bees? Neither do we!  That is why Best Bee Brothers specializes in all-natural solutions to get rid of carpenter bees and other pests. Try some of our favorite ways to repel carpenter bees naturally all year long. Fall Prep to Deter Carpenter Bees Seal up any wooden divots or pre-existing holes in your wood. Every spring when female carpenter bees start their search for new homes, they seek out imperfections in wood as perfect places to begin nests. In the fall, use wood putty or our wooden corks, specially sized for carpenter...

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