Plants that repel mosquitos

I found an article the other day that mentioned a bunch of plants that repel mosquitos. I thought it would be good to share with the Natural Health Ezine readers…

So for me, I am looking forward to creating a garden specifically built around keeping mosquitos away! I hate them – don’t you? Time will tell how effective these natural repellants are, but I think it is worth a shot…

According to the article…

“Planting a mix of these plants around your home and patio can create mosquito free zones for outdoor entertaining and other activities.”

Citronella grass

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Marigolds

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Catnip

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“studies have found that catnip oil is more than 10 times better at repelling mosquitoes than DEET!”

A few other herbs that repel mosquitos

  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemongrass

These plants also scare away mosquitos…

  • Cedar
  • Sagebrush
  • Bee balm/bergamot
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Tansy
  • Peppermint
  • Horsemint
  • Eucalyptus

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Comments

  1. I like to grow plants at home. I have grown many. Mosquitoes are big problem at garden. So i would surely grow some of plants you mentioned. Thanks for the information.

  2. Jane Henderson says:

    I was told that there is a fern that repels mosuitoes…. can any one confirm? If yes, which type of fern.
    Thanks!

  3. This mosquito repellent is made of Citronelle and Neem, I strongly recommend to those who is looking for natural mosquito spray.

  4. After understand the meaning of DEET, I dare not use mosquito spray which made of DEET, I prefer to choose something is natural so I choose Moz Away!

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