Preventing Mosquitoes in your Outdoor Space

Summer entertaining is finally here! After a rainy and chilly spring, it’s time to enjoy sunshine BBQs, and cold drinks. However, you’ll need to fight off those dreaded mosquitos.

Making a mosquito combat zone is all the buzz this summer. We’ve narrowed down our favourite plants and products to make it easier. Learn how you can keep away these pests away from your outdoor space.

Planting Tips

Did you know adding plants such as scented geranium, catnip, lemon balm, basil, garlic chives, and peppermint discourages mosquitos? They can be planted in containers on your patio or added to garden beds that are near your seating area. Not only will these plants add colour to your space, but it will also keep the unpleasant mosquitos away.

Mosquito Dunks

Mosquito Dunks are made with Bt-I (Bt-israelensis), a highly specific biological bacterium that kills mosquito larva within hours. It is not harmful to people, pets, wildlife or fish.

Simple to use, just place one dunk per month in areas where water accumulates such as ponds, rain barrels or ditches. This stop mosquitos in the tracks as this product will kill mosquitos before they are old enough to bite.

Mosquito Dunks
Mosquito Dunks

Mosquito-Less

Reclaim your favourite outdoor space with this natural garlic oil product. Mosquitos are 10,000 times more sensitive to garlic than humans. Spray Mosquito-Less on your property, trees, shrubs, gardens, lawn, fences, and low areas.

Within minutes of spraying this natural garlic oil product, mosquitos leave immediately. The odour will dissipate in four to five hours, and the product needs to be reapplied every four weeks.

Bat House

We sell bat houses made by NIC. They are designed with construction specifications as recommended by Bat Conservation International Inc. A safe way to encourage bats to reside in your yard; and don’t be afraid, they are a natural way of controlling unwanted insects such as mosquitoes.

Uniquely Canadian, this handmade bat house can accommodate around 100 bats. Bats have been known to consume hundreds of pesky insects in a half hour!

Check out Frankie Flowers on BT as he talks about surviving mosquito season.