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Plants that repel mosquitoes

For those who are bothered by mosquitoes, here’s a list of plants we can all have in our gardens that will act as a repellent and create a mosquito free zone. It’s a good idea to grow them in a pot that can be moved around and placed next to seating areas, windows or doors.

These additions to your garden will provide a pleasant aroma as well as keeping mosquitoes at bay.

Basil

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Basil will deter mosquitoes. Can also extract essential oils to use as a spray.


Garlic

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Garlic is a natural way to repel mosquitoes. Cut it up and sprinkle around your outdoor living areas.


Lavender

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Mosquitoes dislike the scent Lavender gives off. It can also be made into oil and applied to the skin. Place cut or dried Lavender on windowsills to stop mosquitoes from entering the house.


Lemon Balm

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Lemon Balm is a herb in the mint family. Crush a handful of leaves and rub on the skin as a repellent.


Lemon Thyme

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Mosquitoes hate the citrus smell of Lemon Thyme. Crush a few parts of the plant and rub on the body as a repellent.


Lemon Verbena

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Lemon Verbena has an aromatic, fresh lemon scent that will repel mosquitoes.


Marigolds

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Marigolds emit a smell that will prevent mosquitoes from entering a specific area. Cut the flowers off and keep them around the house too.


Eucalyptus

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Natural oils from Eucalyptus repel insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, midges and more.


Mint

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Mint contains aromatic properties that are repulsive to insects.


Rosemary

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Plant Rosemary in the garden to control mosquito infestation. It can also be mixed into lotions to act as an insect repellent.