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Surprisingly, a mosquito's greatest fear likely isn't a lightning-fast swat—it's a chrysanthemum. Within the flower is a cocktail of compounds called pyrethrins, which have an insecticidal property when dried and crushed. Nowadays, pyrethrins are synthetically concocted for use in insect repellents, including those employed by Blue Ridge Mosquito Control, but they remain safe for the environment, humans, and pets. A fine mist of the solution keeps mosquitos away for 21 days, allowing homeowners to enjoy their lawns as nature intended: face down in the dirt.