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Pest-repelling Plants can Help Deter Mosquitoes, Says Expert

by Sheela Philomena on October 2, 2016 at 11:01 PM
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Pest-repelling Plants can Help Deter Mosquitoes, Says Expert

Growing pest-repelling plants and herbs inside homes can help ward off the threat of mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya, dengue and malaria, reveals health expert.

"A major herb that performs a double duty is lemon grass as it naturally contains citronella. It adds flavour to various oriental dishes while helping to deter mosquitoes, naturally," Gupta said during a day-long fruit, vegetable and flower festival held at Gulmohar Park in south Delhi.

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Gupta said that basil is a popular and versatile culinary herb, which apart from being used in food, helps deter both houseflies and mosquitoes.

"Rosemary is another herb not liked by mosquitoes; lavender is another pest-repelling plant and garlic is an ultimate answer to end the mosquito menace," she said.



Source: IANS
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