Mosquitoes Hate Basil

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My husband and I decided to enjoy a quiet evening on our back patio.  The birds were singing.  The sun was setting.  A gentle breeze was blowing.  It was almost a perfect evening.

EXCEPT THE MOSQUITOES.  One mosquito after another either attempted or succeeded in biting our legs.  Those horrid little creatures threatened to drive us back in the house… until… I remembered THIS ARTICLE.

Since I happen to have basil growing in a pot on my patio.  I pulled the pot of basil between my husband and I.  Amazingly,the mosquitoes seemed to leave us alone after that.  A couple basil plants on my patio has just become my newest summer must-have.  I think this summer has just gotten a lot more tolerable.



About Trisha

Trisha Kilpatrick is a homeschooling mother of three. She has a degree in Education with a double major in Elementary and Special Education, but she is more proud of her countless hours of volunteer work in Children's Church. She believes that all children can learn and that, in life, simple is almost always best. *Affiliate links are used on this site. I may be compensated when you click on or buy from these links. If you have any questions, you can contact me at questions@trishadishes.com .

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