Now that the May long weekend is over, we can expect our early mornings and evenings especially, to suffer insect invasions. Mosquitoes are pesky and annoying, and with the rise of West Nile virus and lately the Zika virus, controlling mosquitoes is no longer a perk but a health and safety concern.
Experts say to eliminate all sources of standing water including rain barrels and rain gutters, but once you’ve done that, what’s the next step? The experts at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa compiled this list of plants suitable for our Canadian climate that will naturally repel mosquitoes. Scatter these plants around your patio, garden or yard or plant them in containers that are easy to move.