KINGS’ CORNER

Health 101

 

MOSQUITO PREVENTION

With the news proclaiming Mosquito problems practically every day, with the Zika Virus as the prominent problem at the time, we all need to seek remedies to repel these pesky pests.  The remedies include these particular herbs:

  • Lemon Grass
  • Lemon Balm
  • Rosemary
  • Creeping Lemon Thyme

These herbs not only keep Mosquitoes away, they taste delicious in salads and favorite recipes as well as teas, and are Fragrant as well.  It is the Lemon scent that keeps the Mosquitos away.  Mosquitoes also hate the scent of Rosemary.

If you have lakes or ponds, you will need to keep these particular birds around: 

  • Purple Martins
  • Swallows
  • Waterfowl

Also, make sure to purchase these particular fish that make short-work of these annoying pests, which are:

  • Catfish
  • Guppies
  • Bass
  • Goldfish
  • Bluegill
  • Mosquito Fish – Small, Tiny Fish 

Lizards eat Mosquitos…you want to keep only good lizards such as:

  • The Green Anole
  • The Skink Lizard

I have seen the Green Anole Lizard take extreme measures to capture a flying Mosquito as The Green Anole is an acrobat…that is why I love to watch them.  I make sure to keep them around even if I have to buy and release them.

Also, make sure to encourage an Insect that can eat their weight in Mosquitos.  The Insect that eats more Mosquitoes than Birds, including Purple Martins, is:

  • The Dragon Fly

 Let’s not forget The Flowers that help repel Mosquitos:

  • Marigolds
  • Geraniums

There may be others, but these are the main flowers that do the trick, so-to-speak.  I want Mosquitos gone, but I prefer to use the herbs that are fragrant and I love their scent.  Marigolds and Geraniums are beautiful, but the fragrance has much to be desired…I think they now have a fragrant Geranium…just haven’t tried it yet.  I’ll have to put that on my bucket list.

And, Last, but not Least, a flying creature I can hardly tolerate:

  • The Bat

I know I have offended someone that loves Bats, but you’ll just have to get-over-it, as I cringe at the thought of one.  You’ll have to forgive me this offense, as I cannot help this aversion to the Bat…if you like them, and can tolerate them, they are great Mosquito dispensers!

 

“Stay Healthy”

“I Hope Someone Was Helped Today”

 

3 comments on “KINGS’ CORNER

  1. Deb…we have lots of lizards around the outside brick of our house but I don’t know what kind they are! I hope they are eating bugs! Thank you for your blogs! Sharon G.

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