Mosquito Repellent Plants

Mosquito Repellent Plants

Whether you’re sitting outside on a hot day or wedding in the gardening of near a lake nothing bothers you more than mosquitos. They are pesky, and ruin the calm serenity of the environment. They are also some of the most dangerous insect in the world as no one can determine at any given time if they are carrying any disease.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

This perennial is also known as horsemint and it naturally gives off an incense type of odour which helps repel mosquitos. The odour can be compared to that of citronella grass. This perennial is incredibly drought resistant, and very fast growing it has the ability to reseed itself. This should be planted in a planter so it can be easily moved and is easily accessible to place next to your porch or deck.

 

 

Marigold

Marigolds

Marigolds are a very popular annual which you can find in most flower beds and containers. This is heavily used by gardeners as it helps deter insects and works as a natural insect repellent. Marigolds have a distinct smell which makes them unbearable to insects and even to some humans.

 

 

 

Catnip

Catnip

Cats are addicted to and are in love with catnip. But this perennial has a very long and reliable history as a medicinal herb. One unknown fact too many is that this plant is one of the best mosquito repellents available to people. The natural oil within the leaves have been proven to be up to ten times more effective than some chemical base products.

 

 

Basil

Basil

Basil is one of the few natural herbs which gives off a distinctive scent without being crushed. Basil comes in a ton of varieties but the most effective against mosquitos is said to be lemon and cinnamon basil. To create a natural insect repellent take a few leaves out of the garden and rub them on your skin, the oil from within the basil will help deter nearby mosquitos.

 

 

Lavender

Lavender

Although the smell of Lavender is a tremendous hit amongst most humans, the same cannot be said for mosquitos and insects. This plants repels almost all insects with the distinct smell, and is the perfect addition to any garden.