Plants You Can Grow to Repel Mosquitoes

Marigolds are not only beautiful to look at, they also help drive mosquitoes away.
Marigolds are not only beautiful to look at, they also help drive mosquitoes away.

Mosquitoes, more often than not, act as a disease carrier. In fact, some of the most dangerous health conditions are caused by a mosquito bite. Examples include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, tularemia, and certain types of encephalitis.

As always, prevention is better than cure. Aside from getting rid of mosquito breeding places, you can also use your garden to repel these annoying insects.

You may enjoy the scent of lavender but mosquitoes hate them!
You may enjoy the scent of lavender but mosquitoes hate them!

There are numerous plants that you can plant around your garden to help ward off mosquitoes. These plants drive away the pesky biters through their natural fragrances. If you have a mosquito problem, we’ve put together a list of some of the most common plants that act as mosquito repellents. Some of them are herbs while some are flowers.

Start planting them today so you won’t have to endure mozzie bites. They take the fun out of a barbecue party! If you know of some plants that have been tested and proven effective against mosquitoes, do let us know through the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you!

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Catnip

Citronella

Common Lantanas

Feverfew

Lavender

Lemon Balm

Marigolds

Peppermint

Sage

Sweet Fern

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