Growing Mosquito Repellent Plants

Growing Mosquito Repellent Plants

Though small, mosquitoes are indeed annoying creatures. There are better ways to get rid of those little creatures than toxic chemicals or futile clapping! An easy and environment-friendly way to get rid of mosquitoes, is with the help of plants that repel these bugs. Plants have innumerable uses, and all of us are well-versed with them. But, there is one use of plants which very few of us know, which is, some plants have the property of being mosquito repellents. Although many plants have the ability to repel mosquitoes I am going to list the best and easiest ones to grow for yourself at home. Citronella is the most popular mosquito repellent plant and is in many commercial products. It works very much like a candle repellent would. After applying citronella it will mask the scent of other attractants to mosquitoes and effectively “hide” you from them. Horsement is a great option if you live in Texas or surrounding areas. It works much like citronella because it has a strong scent that will cover attractants of mosquitoes. The reason that it is great for Texas is because it is fast growing and extremely resistant to drought. It can easily grow in dry and sandy areas.

Catnip is universally known as a plant for cats. However, the plant also doubles as a very handy mosquito repellent. It is easily grown and does not take much work to get it growing. Studies have been conducted that show that catnip is up to 10 times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than store bought products. These are just three examples of plants that can repel mosquitoes.

Catnip Plants For Mosquito Repellent

Catnip Plants For Mosquito Repellent

Botanically called nepeta cataria, the catnip plant contains nepetalactone, which has recently been declared as an insect repellent.

Mosquito Repellent Horsemint Plants

Mosquito Repellent Horsemint Plants

Horsemint is another plant that repels mosquitoes. This plant will grow well in the sun, and it doesn't need any special care as such. It has pink blooms, and is a perennial plant like catnip.

Backyard With Mosquito Repellent Rosemary Plants

Backyard With Mosquito Repellent Rosemary Plants

Rosemary grows really fast, and is known to be a drought-tolerant shrub. This leaves of the rosemary plant is also used for culinary purposes. So, planting it will surely serve multiple purposes.

Growing Mosquito Repellent Rosemary Plants

Growing Mosquito Repellent Rosemary Plants

Rosemary is a shrub, but larger than the usual shrubs we see. It grows 4-5 feet tall, and has blue flowers.

Backyard Lemongrass Mosquito Repellent Plants

Backyard Lemongrass Mosquito Repellent Plants

Lemongrass contains citronella oil, which is known for its bug repellent property. Lemongrass is found mainly in India.

Lemongrass Mosquito Repellent Plants

Lemongrass Mosquito Repellent Plants

The green color of lemongrass will not only make your patio look bright and full of life, but this plant will also ward off mosquitoes.

Red And White Chrysanthemum Mosquito Repellent Plants

Red And White Chrysanthemum Mosquito Repellent Plants

Some plants in the Chrysanthemum genus contain a chemical that's toxic to many insects but considerably less dangerous to mammals, making it an effective and relatively safe insecticide. When concentrated, this chemical can also function as a mosquito repellent.

Chrysanthemum Mosquito Repellent Plants

Chrysanthemum Mosquito Repellent Plants

These plants are the source of the natural insecticide, not the hardy garden mum (Chrysanthemum morifolium), which is hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9.

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