Mosquito Repellent Plants

Don’t you hate it when you step outside of your door each morning and hundreds of mosquitoes are waiting to ambush you and sneak into your home? This is something that many people have to worry about especially when they live near a lake or swamp. It would be too difficult to try to spray mosquito repellent on yourself for a small walk to the car. So what are we to do?

One of the best things that you are able to do when trying to keep them at bay and away from your doors and windows is to plant various mosquito repellent plants around the home. There are many different types that you can choose from and which are able to put a stop to this problem.

Catnip

Catnip is not just something that you give to your feline friend when they need a pick me up. This is considered to be one of the most powerful mosquito repellent plant and it also looks great in a garden. It is green that will sprout beautiful blue flowers as it blooms.

Horsemint

Horsemint is another unusual plant that would be great to plant in a flower bed. This natural mosquito repellent has a smell that will remind you of a citronella mosquito repellent candle. These are best to grow in warmer climates and sandy soil.

Rosemary

This type of herb is used for cooking as well as keeping the mosquitoes at bay. This is best to grow in warmer climates that are often dry. However, it can be grown in the cooler climates but in a pot not an herb garden.

Marigolds

The mosquitoes will take one smell of a marigold and start running in the other direction. Most people will use this plant to keep away aphids from ruining their vegetable gardens and flower beds. They are bright yellow and gold and mosquitoes hate them. They are some of the easiest to grow and are therefore perfect to use.