The Only Mosquito Repellent Plants Your Home Garden Needs

One of the most annoyingly persistent creatures known to mankind are mosquitoes. They seem almost impossible to get rid of from our homes!

If you are tired of the long, never-ending struggle to make your home a mosquito-free zone, you are in the right place. We have good news for you! There is a way to fight back these pests which doesn’t require you to burn a hole in your pocket or engage in chemical warfare.

You can try to strategically place plants that have mosquito-repelling properties to keep these pests at bay with an added bonus of having fragrant scents throughout your home garden. You could also add essential oils that are bug repellents to your plants to amplify the anti-bug effect.

If this method appeals to you and you’re willing to add to your home garden collection for a good cause, we bring to you some easy to find plants that serve as excellent mosquito repellents and keep other annoying insects out of your home!

  1. Basil

Plant basil in containers alongside the doors of your house and any other outdoor areas that you usually relax in.  This plant is very effective in keeping insects and houseflies away. Fresh basil can also be to make an insect repellent spray, by taking boiling water and allowing fresh basil leaves to steep in it for a few hours.  You can remove the leaves and mix up the basil-water mixture to obtain your home-made insect repellent spray!

  • Marigolds

An easy maintenance, annual flower the marigold emits a smell that repels mosquitoes. You can grow this plant in pots and keep them near your patio or entrance to your home to keep bugs out. Marigolds also help keep beetles, squash bugs, and aphids away.

  • Lavender

Lavender has been used for centuries for the subtle, pleasant, sweet scent it adds to homes. While people love how this calming plant smells, its scent is not appealing to moths, fleas, flies and mosquitoes and drives them away. This plant works best when placed in the sunny areas of your garden or near the entryway of your house to keep those areas free of pests.

  • Rosemary

Rosemary is well-known for the woody scent it emits and is one of the best mosquito repellents. If you have vegetable plants in your garden, this plant is a great choice for you as it also drives cabbage moths and carrot flies away. These plants thrive in hot and dry climates and should be grown in containers. They can also be pruned if you want to create a variety of shapes and sizes and can be used as decorations.

We hope these options help you create a bug-free, beautifully-scented, healthy home where you and your plants can bloom together.

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