You love the appearance and color pine trees add to your garden; mosquitoes love the moist environment and shade the pine branches provide.
When pine needles or leaves fall off, they form mulch on the ground, retaining moisture and encouraging mosquitoes to settle. And because there’s little sunlight penetrating the tree to heat the ground, more insects will find their way in and around your gorgeous pine tree.
- Get Dwarf Pine Trees - Remove Branches and Fallen Pines - Don’t Plant Other Trees That Attract Mosquitoes - Introduce Natural Predators
Pine trees are not mosquito repellent plants, so mosquitoes can freely breed around them. However, pine trees contain chemical compounds that are unsafe for insects, and these compounds are extracted from the leaves and stem and used to produce pine oil.