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Old 07-04-2012, 10:21 AM   #31
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I think I'm going to give the lantana a try if it's still available.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #32
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Well, I have a large lantana bush, and have not paid attention to whether or not there are fewer mosquitos around it than elsewhere in the yard. It certainly doesn't have a wide ranging effect.

I love the scent of thyme, and have it growing in my yard, so I am going to try that first.

Deer don't eat lantana (that is an aside; it is clearly not tasty.) Lantana is also very invasive in climates that do not freeze. They are having a terrible time with it in the Galapagos Islands. It is a prolific nectar producer and hummingbirds and butterflies really love it.
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