10 Plants That Keep Mosquitoes Away

We all know that mosquitoes are attracted to sweet things and body odor but certain fragrances that we find aromatic repel them. There are many sweet-smelling, beautiful plants to keep mosquitoes away. These plants help repel mosquitoes and other insects around your garden or house.

What to Plant for Getting Rid of the Mosquitoes?

Plantation becomes a necessity rather than a fun activity when we need to protect ourselves from mosquitoes. Which plants should be grown during summer days when these little bugs are highly active is one of the most important question of the monsoon. Here’s a list of plants that would repel different types of mosquitoes that you should definitely grow in your garden area to avoid the arrival of unexpected guests:

Apart from getting protecting from plants, you can also learn about some of the home remedies for malaria & chikungunya home remedies.

Top 10 plants that repel mosquitoes:

  1. Citronella
  2. Lavender
  3. Basil
  4. Marigolds
  5. Peppermint
  6. Lemon Balm
  7. Catnip
  8. Sage
  9. Eucalyptus
  10. Rosemary
  1. Citronella:

    Citronella mosquito repellent plant, officially known as the Citrosum plants help repel mosquitoes. This plant grows in the form of grass and is 5 to 6 feet tall. It can be planted in the ground or can be kept in large pots. Citronella is one of the many natural ingredients in Dabur Odomos natural mosquito repellent cream along with Aloe Vera is skin friendly too. Citronella helps in providing effective protection against mosquitoes. Apply Odomos and make it a habit to get 99.9% protection from the deadly mosquitoes.

  2. Lavender:

    Most of us love the smell of lavender and some of us even use lavender fragrances too. Lavender not only offers an aromatic fragrance but is one of the many plants that repel mosquitoes. The pleasant aroma of lavender is dreadful to mosquitoes and is best utilized by planting it in the garden, or in pots near doors and windows.

  3. Basil:

    Enjoy your pesto cuisines and keep mosquitoes at bay with the help of basil. Basil plant is an excellent natural mosquito repellent. You can grow this mosquito repelling plant in pots and place them in your garden to prevent mosquitoes.

  4. Marigolds:

    Not only do marigolds make your landscape attractive but they also carry Pyrethrum which is a compound which is used in several insect repellents. You can place potted marigolds near doors, windows as well as common mosquito entry points.

  5. Peppermint:

    Peppermint’s minty clean smellis significantly better than that awful chemical smell. It acts as a natural insecticide which can be used to repel mosquitoes. When stepping out to enjoy some time in the yard or when mosquito problems get severe, crush a few leaves from the plant to release scents and oils.

  6. Lemon Balm:

    This plant is also known as Horsemint. Lemon balm’s aromatic scent wards off mosquitoes. It is a rapid-growing plant so you should consider planting it in a pot rather than your yard to avoid a lemon balm invasion in your garden. Place the pots nearwindows and doors to curb the access of mosquitoes inside your house.

  7. Catnip:

    Catnip is considered as one of the best plants that keep mosquitoes away. It contains a natural chemical called Nepetalactone, which acts as an insect repellent as well as feline attractant. If you are a cat person, you may want to consider one of the other plant options because some cats like this plant so much that they lie on it, roll on it and chew it to the point of destruction. Catnip grows rapidly and repels mosquitoes that are in close proximity to it.

  8. Sage:

    Sage belongs to the mint family and has grayish-green leaves along with woody stems. The leaves of this herbaceous plant have a powerful aroma and also produce oils that help repel mosquitoes.

  9. Eucalyptus:

    This plant is a genus of shrubs and trees. The oil releasedfrom this tree has an outstanding property of repelling the mosquitoes, naturally, when planted in the garden. The oil produced by eucalyptus is gentle on human skin and its use can protect you from deadly mosquito bites.

  10. Rosemary:

    This beautiful plant is usually used in cooking dishes but it is an excellent mosquito repellent too. You can keep it indoors or out, but one thing that you need to ensure is that it gets full sun. For repellent purpose, both the live plant and the cuttings from it are effective to get rid of those disease spreading bugs.

Use Mosquito repellents

Applying a good quality and natural mosquito repellent like Odomos provides 99.9% protection against mosquito bite, have no side effect on your skin and makes its effect stay on you for more than 8 hours. It contains natural ingredients; safe for children, gets easily absorbed by the skin and smells great too. It is easy to carry in your travel kit as it is available in cream, spray, gel, roll on, patches and wrist band formats.

Learn more about the list of monsoon diseases and stay monsoon ready.

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