Forget The Spray – 9 Plants That Naturally Keep Mosquitos Away

We all love the hot and long summer days! The summer is here and so are they! And, unfortunately, they are out in full force this year. As we said, we all love the hot summer days, but we can’t forget the unwelcome intruders that tag along with the sunny summer weather.  And, yes, we are talking about mosquitoes! Everybody knows that they can be a huge nuisance. However, using chemical products to keep them away is not on the top of everyone’s wish list. The commercial mosquito repellents are loaded with harmful chemicals, which can cause more harm than good! Just read the article bellow and you will learn some new ideas of plants that repel mosquitoes – naturally!

Yes, it’s your lucky day, because we have an all-natural solution for your problem. Did you know that the plants in your yard can act as mosquito repellents? In this article we’re going to show you 9 plants which will help you to keep the mosquitoes away! Just take a look at the article below and find out more about this!

  1. Catnip

Well, you’ve probably thought that this little plant is just for cats! But, did you know that this amazing plant actually works wonders as a natural mosquito repellant? Here’s what you need to know – all plants are complex organisms that have been evolving for millions of years and with that comes a natural ability to defend themselves against foreign intruders. In this case, they will help keep mosquitos away from your yard and family. You should also know that a recent study on catnip actually found that this amazing plant is up to 10 times more effective at keeping mosquitos away than DEET! So, if you are planning on putting this in your garden plant it away from your other plants as it will attract cats who can easily trample your garden.

  1. Lemon Thyme

A group of experts at the Ontario’s University of Guelph, has discovered that if you crush up leaves from a lemon thyme plant you can reduce the number of mosquito bites by 62%. This is incredible if you are trying to have friends over for a picnic. You should definitely try this simple trick and trust me – you will be amazed by the results!

  1. Lavender

Yes, lavender is an amazing calming plant that you should keep around. This amazing plant can help relieve many health problems, such as: anxiety, agitation, nausea, vomiting, minor burns, breathing issues, pain, and even skin blemishes. You should also know that this plant is great to grow in your garden because it can help keep unwanted bugs off of your other plants too! Note: you can use lavender to keep away the mosquitos and also use some of its leaves to make a healing lotion or calming tea too.

  1. Basil

We also think that basil is a wonderful plant that you can use in your kitchen and in your garden. And, when it comes to keeping mosquitos away we recommend grabbing some cinnamon basil as it has shown to be the most effective.

  1. Lemon Balm

Lemon balm – this plant is very useful and really amazing. Lemon balm is a member of the mint family, which means that it is great at dissuading mosquitos while also being a natural healing herb. Well, you can also use it to help with PMS, cramps, digestive issues, and even sleeping problems. You should also know that this plant is very hardy and is great if you are still developing your green thumb. And remember – Lemon balm can be a bit aggressive and may try to take over your garden if you don’t keep it confined to a specific area or even a good size pot.

  1. Lemongrass

Do you know what’s lemongrass? Well, this plant is a beautiful ornamental grass that can get anywhere from 2 to 4 feet tall! This plant has a natural oil on it that we know as citronella. What’s citronella? Well, citronella is the main ingredient in many mosquito repelling candles so it has proven its worth time and time again. How this works – well, lemongrass works by masking the smell of people making it hard for mosquitos to sniff out their dinner. We highly recommend planting a line of lemon grass around the edge of your yard or porch to create a natural force field from those little biters. You will be amazed by the results!

  1. Marigolds

We all love marigolds! They are a beautiful flowering plant that can bring some color to your yard while also keeping unwanted bugs away. By putting off a unique aroma known as pyrethrum the marigold plant will make insects think twice before coming near your yard.

  1. Rosemary

Well, you can use rosemary for many different things, such as: cooking, natural cleaning products, as an insect deterrent! And yes, you can also use it as a memory booster! It’s very simple – you just have to sniff a little rosemary and I will get a mental boost that lasts for hours. Yes, and many different studies have shown that you can even boost your concentration and memory by 75% by inhaling the scent of rosemary! Here’s what you need to do – you just have to plant Rosemary in your garden to keep away bugs and use it in your kitchen to heal and enhance your meals!

  1. Garlic

We can easily say that garlic is one of the healthiest foods on the planet! Yes, garlic is a delicious plant that is great if you are trying to fight off a cold or other infection. But, unfortunately, what most people don’t know is that by planting garlic in your garden you will keep away a lot more than just vampires. Evidentially mosquitos hate the smell of garlic too. While it is nearly impossible to eat enough garlic to keep mosquitos off of you, having garlic in your garden can become a natural defense for your other plants and your yard making it a much more welcoming environment for you and your family. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You and have a nice day!