Caption: Experimental fields are testing the efficiency of pyrethrums
as part of an integrated pest management strategy.
She has tried all of the typical prescriptions, ranging from pyrethrums
to malathion, lindane, and ivermectin.
-related chemistries are safe to use, but are only somewhat effective.
Other recommendations include avoiding bananas, which are thought to attract the insects, and planting marigolds, which contain pyrethrums
that repel mosquitoes and other insects.
You could also dress up your yard with marigolds which not only produce cheerful flowers but contain pyrethrums
which repel insects including mosquitoes.
Dead-head annuals like petunias, sweet peas, pansies, petunias, pelargoniums (geraniums) and French marigolds, and perennials such as delphiniums, shasta daisies and pyrethrums