10 plants that naturally repel mosquitoes

Citronella:

Perhaps the most well-known mosquito-repelling plant, citronella emits a strong aroma that masks other scents, making it difficult for mosquitoes to locate their prey.

Lavender:

Not only does lavender produce a pleasant scent for humans, but it also repels mosquitoes. Plant it in your garden or keep potted lavender indoors to deter these pests.

Lemon Balm:

Lemon balm, a member of the mint family, emits a citrusy scent that mosquitoes find unpleasant. Crush the leaves to release the aroma or use them in homemade repellent

Marigolds:

These colorful flowers contain pyrethrum, a natural insect repellent. Plant marigolds in your garden or place them in pots near entryways to keep mosquitoes away.

Catnip:

Catnip contains a compound called nepetalactone, which is a strong mosquito repellent. It's easy to grow and can be used fresh or dried to repel mosquitoes.

Basil:

In addition to being a versatile culinary herb, basil also repels mosquitoes. Plant it in pots around outdoor seating areas or crush the leaves to release the scent.

Rosemary:

Rosemary is a fragrant herb that mosquitoes dislike. Plant it in your garden or use rosemary sprigs in outdoor fires to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Peppermint:

The strong scent of peppermint masks the scent of humans, making it difficult for mosquitoes to find their prey.

Garlic:

Plant garlic in your garden or use garlic cloves to make homemade mosquito repellent sprays.

Lemongrass:

Plant lemongrass in pots or use it to make essential oils or candles for repelling mosquitoes indoors and outdoors.

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