No-seeums, anyone try this?

Bluffton, SC(Zone 9a)

I'm thinking of plating a few Tobacco plants next year in the hope of killing off no-seeums. Anyone try this? Tobacco plants kill bugs and I read somewhere on this site that a guy had dead Gnats all over his Tobacco plants. Light bulb goes on. LOL. I live in Bluffton SC about 1 mile from the ocean and maybe 10 miles from GA. No-seeums get intense around here in the spring and fall, trying to figure out something to cut down on their attacks. Going to give the Tobacco a try, something like this.

Anyone have a good way to stop no-seeums? Candles etc don't really do much, been their tried that.

Mount Pleasant, SC(Zone 8b)

I've used the crushed leaves of 'santolina', and rubbed them on my skin to keep away the no-seeum's. Works pretty well, and they don't get as huge as tobacco plants! Any variety seems to work, and they're a pretty plant, so you can incorporate them into your garden scheme - I have several, at different spots in the front and back, so we can just snag a little branch whenever we need to!

Vegas,NV Filbert, SC(Zone 7b)

Okay, can you actually see no seeums and if so what do they look like. What do they do? I just learned about the black flies and someone mentioned these little devils also.

(Zone 9a)

Sand gnats, the worst plague we deal with here. Carat, you probably won't have the problem up in York county; at least not of the same intensity.
I never heard of tobacco repelling them but I have heard if you rub wax myrtle leaves on your skin they are supposed to stay away. Don't think that works though.

Bluffton, SC(Zone 9a)

I have some wax myrtles, I'll give that a try. As far as space I have a big yard so a couple Tobacco plants are fine space wise and the one I linked to is suppose to have a strong sweet smell at night. I'm going to try the Tobacco just because I don't see it growing around here so I'll give it a try.

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