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Plants that repel mosquitoes

Plants that repel mosquitoes

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For those who are bothered by mosquitoes, here’s a list of plants we can all have in our gardens that will act as a repellent and create a mosquito-free zone. It’s a good idea to grow them in a pot that can be moved around and placed next to seating areas, windows, or doors.

These additions to your garden will provide a pleasant aroma as well as keeping mosquitoes at bay.


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Basil will deter mosquitoes. Can also extract essential oils to use as a spray.


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Garlic is a natural way to repel mosquitoes. Cut it up and sprinkle it around your outdoor living areas.


Lemon Balm

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Lemon Balm is a herb in the mint family. Crush a handful of leaves and rub them on the skin as a repellent.

Lemon Thyme

Mosquitoes hate the citrus smell of Thyme. Crush a few parts of the plant and rub on the body as a repellent.



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Marigolds emit a smell that will prevent mosquitoes from entering a specific area. Cut the flowers off and keep them around the house too.


Natural oils from Eucalyptus repel insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, midges, and more


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Mint contains aromatic properties that are repulsive to insects.


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Plant Rosemary in the garden to control mosquito infestation. It can also be mixed into lotions to act as an insect repellent.

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