Mosquitoes are one of the few horrible things about warm weather. Luckily, there are plants which can help. Most insect-repelling plants do so with their natural fragrances, which keep annoying mosquitoes away and introduce wonderful scents throughout your garden and home.

Here is a list of mosquito-repelling plants

1. Rosemary

Rosemary is a herb that many of us are very familiar with. Their woody scent is what keeps mosquitoes away. These plants do well in hot and dry climates. The rosemary plant is also known for keeping flies away, which makes it the perfect plant to start growing in your garden.

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2. Lavender

Lavender is a great backyard mosquito repellent plant. Their minty smell of lavender gets rid of mosquitoes. It is also an extremely hardy plant, tough and drought-resistant. The attractive aroma of lavender is very effective for repelling mosquitoes. The lavender oils hinder a mosquito’s ability to smell.

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3. Mint

Mint is a great non-toxic option for keeping mosquitoes, flies and even ants away. The more mint you have in your garden the fewer mosquitoes and bugs you will have in your home.

Mint leaves can be dried and used inside the house as a natural pest control method. You can grow mint in containers and place them indoors to ease the mosquitoes inside the house.

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4. Sage

Experienced gardeners have been using sage as a mosquito repellent many years ago. Sage is so effective in driving mosquitoes away. It is great because it is not toxic and can be used at home with ease.

The plant can also be dried or crushed, and mixed with vinegar to make a homemade mosquito spray. For anyone who loves being around bonfires but is worried about mosquitoes, all you need to do is throw in some of the sage leaves into the flames the plant’s earthy smell will easily ward off mosquitoes.

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5. Marigolds

These annual flowers are easy to grow and can be a great patio and front porch decorator while also helping in eliminating mosquitoes. The smell they emit quickly deters mosquitoes from entering or being around the plant. They blossom around late spring just in time for the mosquitoes to become prevalent.

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Mosquitoes have been known for transmitting diseases so this is why it is important to repel mosquitoes by all means possible. It isn’t just about the annoyance or the itchy bite, it may also be a health concern for your family.


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