Natural Bug-Repelling Herbs

San Antonio Water System Project Coordinator Mark Peterson demonstrates how to use common garden herbs as natural bug repellents.

Plant rosemary, lavender, lemon balm, citronella and others in your landscape and enjoy the passive bug/mosquito-repelling properties. Or, activate the herb oils by crushing or placing them on coals.  Watch the video to learn how to create different applications AND the ideal soil recipe for your garden herbs.

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Mark Peterson
Mark A. Peterson was a conservation project coordinator for San Antonio Water System before retiring. With over 30 years of experience as an urban forester and arborist, Mark is probably the only person you know who actually prunes trees for fun. When not expounding on the benefits of trees and limited lawns, you're likely to find him hiking San Antonio's wilderness parks or expounding on the virtues of geography and history to his friends.
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