TO KEEP PESKY FLIES AWAY:
To prevent flies, keep kitchen garbage tightly closed.
Sprinkle dry soap powder or flakes into garbage cans after they have been washed and allowed to dry.
In a small glass or jar, pour about one inch of real cider or red wine. Make a cover with saran wrap and a rubber band. Punch about six holes with a bamboo skewer or other sharp object. Flies will crawl in but cannot crawl out.
Scratch the skin of an orange or grapefruit and leave it out; the citrus acts as a repellent.
Hang muslin bags of cloves to repel flies.
Mint planted around the home or grown in pots indoors repels flies.
Basil plants help to repel flies.
Water potted plants from the bottom to produce a stronger scent.
Dried ground leaves of basil left in small bowls or hung in muslin bags are also effective.
For prevention, encourage natural predators such as dragonflies or praying mantises.
Eliminate pools of stagnant water.
Avoid wearing perfume, bright colors, flowery prints, and bright jewelry as these items attract mosquitoes.
Burn citronella candles to repel insects.
Plant tansy or basil around the patio and house to repel mosquitoes.
All well and good, now can anyone tell me how to discourage RABBITS from eating my garden and flowers??