These 8 Plants Can Repel Mosquitos!

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2) Lemon Balm

Citronellal, found in lemon balm, mimics the potent insect repellent properties of citronella. The citrus aroma of lemon balm is also offensive to insects.

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3) Catnip

Evidence suggests that the essential oil in catnip, nepetalactone, is more efficient at deterring mosquitoes than commercial bug sprays containing DEET.

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4) Pennyroyal

When cultivated and used properly, pennyroyal serves as an effective insect repellent. Place some pennyroyal plants close to your patio furniture.

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5) Citronella

Citronella oil is a prominent ingredient in outdoor candles and bug sprays since citronella has long been known as one of the most effective plants for deterring mosquitoes.

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6) Lavender

Lavender is one of the scents that humans enjoy but that mosquitoes despise. When it comes to repelling mosquitoes, nothing beats the calming, floral perfume of lavender.

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7) Marigolds

Their fragrance is pleasant to humans, yet repellant to mosquitoes. Marigolds should be planted in pots near common mosquito entry points to the residence.

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8) Garlic Plant

Garlic has been used to repel insects from humans for centuries. Any area where they are planted will be avoided by mosquitoes due to their potent odor.

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