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    i was wondering if anyone had any advice on what is a good idea to keep mossies out of my dogs kennel.
    i have a flip lid kennel for my dog, he sleeps inside at night but has to spend a bit of time outside when i work arvo shift.
    when i open the lid on the kennel alot of mossies are always in there. the kennel is under shelter and i leave the lid up because of this, now with summer ending i want to be closing the lid so it is a bit warmer for him, has anyone got any tips for me to keep them out wich is also safe for my dog. thanks.

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    I used to make a tancy/lavender/geranium (dried) large pillow for my dogs, which was for fleas......I am sure it might help reduce the numbers. My dogs are in evening/night. In Wnter you most likely won't have any if you live in the Southern states
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    thanks newsfie, at the moment he doesnt have a pillow of any kind in there, being a teenager its ends up all over the backyard.......refer to pic lol004.jpg

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    I cant remeber its name but there is a plant that repells mosquitos. It smells like citronella when you rub by it. I'm not sure how a dog would react to it but if you look into it you might be able to put one in a pot near the kennel.


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    Have a look here. It lists a few plants down the page.
    mosquitoes | Parramatta City Council


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    Shannon Lush recommends a 1/4 teaspoon of lavendar oil in 500ml of water in a mister bottle.

    I find it works as long as the mister is misting. Stop misting and the mozzies seem to move in. But I still try it from time to time.

    What I would do if the mozzies were gathering in the kennel lid - is spray that with surface spray.

    Maybe spray the bedding with lavendar oil or mint tea, and if you have a lavendar plant - put a few bits of it in there. or attach to the roof. Lavendar plant is supposed to be soothing for a dog. Lavendar oil - not so much. Diluted as directed doesn't bother Frosty, but I think the neat stuff would be unpleasant to her.

    If the kennel was under shelter and near a power point - I would use a mozzie zapper plug in thing with the pad. Works really well.

    I also have some insect repellent that contains rosemary - really strongly and sandlewood - smells nice - I'm still undecided about the insect repelling ability of it.

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