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Mosquitoes Will Flock To Your Yard Because Of This Popular Tree
It’s not uncommon to see mosquitoes outdoors; however, certain landscaping choices can attract them to your yard. For instance, pine trees can make your mosquito problem worse.
It’s not the distinctive pine scent that draws mosquitoes, but the amount of shade and cover these trees provide. Pine trees can block the sun and make the ground damp and humid.
Pine needles can mulch the ground, attracting mosquitoes as well as other pests. Keep your yard nice and tidy by removing needles, branches, and debris that fall to the ground.
One way to minimize mosquito problems is by choosing a smaller variety of pine tree. Dwarf pine trees are shorter at 3 to 15 feet tall and don’t produce as much shade or moisture.
Consider planting some mosquito repellent plants and shrubs near your pine trees. Some plants to use include lavender, catnip, rosemary, lemon balm, marigolds, and citronella.
Be aware that growing certain plants can make the problem worse. Along with pine trees, avoid any plants that produce nectar, are particularly moist and damp, or provide shade.