I’d heard that concentrated garlic spray worked to keep mosquitoes out of the yard. I admit that I was skeptical. I’m one of those people who will get a mosquito bite on the 5th floor of a building with windows that don’t open. My little garden is unbearable come June, and I dress to weed and water as if I were trekking in the Amazon. I’ve tried various dunks and pellets (the ok for an organic garden kind) to no avail. This year I finally got my act together and ordered garlic spray for the yard.
I am hoping if I spray every 3-4 weeks I will be able to garden in peace (from mosquitoes at least), but I won’t be able to report until later in the summer. I can tell you that while I was out doing the initial spraying, which raised clouds of mosquitoes, I did not get a single bite. Then, when I was out (albeit rather briefly because of the heat) this morning, I similarly was left bite-free though I was not covered up. It may be stinky, but I’m prepared to give a high five for concentrated garlic instead of DEET (not that I have ever sprayed DEET on my garden) or chronically being covered with angry, itchy welts.