Top 10 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

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Citronella

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In most of the mosquito repellents Citronella is a common ingredients, but many do not know that the aroma of the plant is more effective in repelling the mosquitoes than any other repellents made from it. People are not really aware that Citronella is a plant but it is a beautiful looking perennial clumping grass.

Marigold

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Marigold is a very effective mosquito repellent and have an aroma that repels other bugs as well. Marigold consists of a substance called Pyrethrum which is found in many insect repellent agents. Apart from this they also look beautiful and so having them around your house can be a good idea.

Catnip

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Studies say that Catnip is a more effective mosquito repellents than DEET that is commonly found in bug repellents. He plant is very easy to grow and if you have a pet cat, then they will just love this plant. It is always suggested that you do not plant catnip around or with other herbs, or flowers.

Lemon Balm

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It belongs to the mint family and can act as a good mosquito repellent. It is very easy to grow and the leaves of this plant can be dries to make herbal tea out of it. The plant can even grow in drought conditions and shade.

Garlic

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It is true that garlic keeps bugs and mosquitoes away and planting them along with flower or vegetable beds will be a good way to protect the vegetables and flowers. Apart from this you may also use the garlic in so many different food items.

Lavender

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This beautiful looking purple flower with a soothing scent can actually act as a natural mosquito repellent. Having them in your house can keep bugs away and you can also use it to make herbal tea.

Geranium

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The plant looks beautiful can is also one of the best mosquito and bug repellents that you can have in your garden.

Basil

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Well having a basil plant in or around your house can be a very good idea as the plant helps in keeping mosquitoes away and also you can use these fresh herbs to your delicious dishes. Most people recommend having a lemon basil for greater effects.

Rosemary

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Well this beautiful looking flower plant is a natural mosquito repellent and can keep bugs away. Apart from this it can be used to add flavor to lamb or fish dishes.

Peppermint

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It is said that by the taste and smell of peppermint most bugs and insects get repelled and even if any bug or insects bits you then rubbing that bitten area with peppermint leaves can be the best relief treatment.