10 Beautiful Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

7 Aug

10 Beautiful Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Keep The Chemicals Away! Try These Beautiful Plants To Repel Mosquitoes.

The control of harmful insects and pests would be the demanding task for any gardeners throughout the year. However, instead of spraying chemicals, you can use plants to manage harmful pests. Planting many of these herbs in your garden is helpful in maintaining your garden’s health and keeping the balance, It’s also fantastic for inviting biodiversity.

Today, I would love to share these 10 herbs which will repel mosquitoes in a natural way. Personally, I plant these herbs in a pot and put them inside the house. It not only looks so beautiful but also gives gentle aromatic scents that fills in a space.





Here Are 10 Mosquito Repel Plants : 

1.Citronella

10 Beautiful Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Citronella is a beautiful perennial clumping grass that emits a strong aroma. That aroma masks other scents, and keeps mosquitoes from being attracted to things located around it.

2. Lemon Balm

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Another great choice for a mosquito repelling plant is lemon balm. A member of the mint family, the plant also known as horsemint and beebalm is a very easy plant for beginning gardeners to grow- even if you don’t have a green thumb!

3. Catnip

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Your feline friends will be happy to know that catnip is a great mosquito deterrent! In fact, in a 2010 study, researchers found that catnip is 10 times more effective than DEET, the ingredient commonly found in bug repellents

4. Marigolds

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A bright, hardy annual plant, marigolds are a great choice for repelling mosquitoes. Marigolds contain Pyrethrum, an ingredient found in many insect repellents, and they have a unique aroma which bugs find repulsive.

5. Basil

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Calling all cooks! Want a double whammy when it comes to mosquito protection? Plant some basil! Not only will you have a quick and easy mosquito repellent, you will also have a delicious fresh herb on hand to add to all of your favorite recipes!




6. Lavender

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Grow it indoors near a sunny window, or outside in your garden or flower bed to keep the bugs away.

7. Peppermint

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Most bugs despise the smell and taste of peppermint, so planting it around your home is a great way to keep them from dropping by uninvited!

8. Pennyroyal

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The adorable pennyroyal flower is a natural deterrent for mosquitoes! Make sure to plant some around your flowerbeds!

9. Rosemary

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It’s perfect to add to your herb garden or flowerbed to keep bugs away, and it even attracts butterflies!

10. Geranium

geraniumThis beautiful flowering plant is a great choice for mosquito repellent.




 

Source:

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/11-plants-that-repel-mosquitoes/

 

 

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