Insect Repellent Techniques



Wanting to control or rid yourself of those non-beneficial insects in your yard? Mosquitoes, snakes and no-see-ums are all bothersome and some are harmful to you or your home. That is why we recommend an organic concentrate. One of our favorites is from Skeetobuster and it’s called PCO Choice.  Made from Cedar Trees, this organic concentrate is very potent and effective.

PCO Choice will keep away the following pests:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Fleas
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  • Flies
  • Chiggers
  • No-see-ums
  • Mites
  • Moths
  • Japanese Beetles
  • Carpet Beetles
  • Ants
  • Mole Crickets
  • Termites
  • Box Elder Bugs
  • Silver Fish
  • Roaches
  • Aphids
  • Palmetto Bugs
  • Lice

Termite Damage

Not only will this concentrate deter those non-beneficial insects, but it is easy to add to your sprinkler system. These injection systems connect directly to your irrigation system and are easy to refill. Certain parts of the country can be severely damaged by some of these insects, termites are a great example of the havoc that can happen to your home. Others aren’t exactly harmful– but stinky or unsightly. Not only will this concentrate deter those non-beneficial insects, but it is easy to add to your sprinkler system. Skeetobuster’s injection system connects directly to your irrigation system and is easy to refill.

If you aren’t comfortable with mixing a chemical, organic or not, into your irrigation water there are many plants that you can incorporate into your landscape. Many plants are natural deterrents for mosquitoes and other pesky insects. Many plants, like mint, come in a wide variety of colors, smells, and look different.

 

Here is a list of beneficial plants that will not only help keep insects away, but will also look good:

  • Citronella Grass
  • Rosemary
  • Ageratum
  • Basil
  • Lemongrass
  • Cadaga Tree (Eucalyptus)
  • Catmint
  • Catnip
  • Clove tree
  • Horsemint

With potentially deadly viruses like West Nile looming around, it is important to have protection for you and your loved ones. Spending every moment you can enjoying your yard will be much easier when you don’t have to bother with all the bugs.

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Don’t forget that fertigation and pestigation products such as Skeetobuster also help to conserve water over time. Since the system uses a light fertilizing system that runs systemically from the roots to the top of the grass blades, there is not a high requirement for the roots to conserve as much water. Conserving water can save you money, and sometimes can even give you a rebate from the city.

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