It’s mosquito season, and if you haven’t been keeping up with the news, you should know that there are mosquitoes in Fresno and Clovis that carry West Nile virus and St. Louis Encephalitis.
Most people that are infected with West Nile and St. Louis Encephalitis have no symptoms, but it can fatally affect the central nervous system. There are no vaccines for humans for either virus.
So keeping mosquitoes away from your home should be a priority. Luckily, there are ways you can do that with your landscape. Certain fragrant plants repel mosquitoes, so lining your yard with these plants may help keep mosquitoes away from your home.
Lavender smells amazing. It can help keep mosquitoes away if planted near your home. It’s drought-resistant and does really well in warm climates. It also needs full sun and good drainage. To get the full effects of this plant, crush the leaves up and rub it on your skin.