Recently I have read that spraying liquid garlic in the yard will keep mosquitoes away for thirty days. Articles state that mosquitoes have a sensory mechanism that is ten thousand times more sensitive than that of humans. A gallon of liquid garlic sells for $ 84.00 on Amazon.
People in Central and South America are currently vulnerable to the Zika virus. Our students in Honduras will have an opportunity to grow garlic and place the plants in their houses at night. Once we have stems on the garlic plants, we will be able to grind them up and produce a liquid which may help protect the people from mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus.
If anyone has more insight into this subject it would be helpful for me to better understand the potential of various techniques.