8 Plants

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Repel Mosquitos

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This herb has numerous gardening advantages, including attracting bees, improving the flavor of other plants, and, perhaps most importantly, repelling pesky mosquitoes.

1) Basil

Lemon balm contains citronellal, which has a similar effect to the highly repellent citronella. Lemon balm's lemony scent is also one that mosquitoes dislike.

2) Lemon Balm

According to studies, the essential oil in catnip known as nepetalactone is far more effective at repelling mosquitos than store-bought bug sprays containing DEET.

3) Catnip

Pennyroyal, when grown and utilized appropriately, repels insects. Plant pennyroyal near your outdoor seating area.

4) Pennyroyal

Outdoor candles and bug sprays commonly contain citronella oil since it has long been considered one of the most effective plants for repelling mosquitoes.

5) Citronella

Lavender is one of the human-pleasing fragrances that mosquitoes abhor. When it comes to repelling mosquitoes, there's nothing like lavender's relaxing, floral aroma.

6) Lavender

Their scent is also pleasing to the human nose, but repellent to mosquitoes. It is best to plant marigolds in pots near common mosquito entry points in the home.

7) Marigolds

Garlic has been used for centuries to keep insects away from people. Mosquitoes will avoid any region where they're planted because of its powerful aroma.

8) Garlic Plant