The top 6 mosquito repelling plants for your home and garden

The top 6 mosquito repelling plants for your home and garden

  • Healthy living is a life style. It is about the organic foods you eat, the hair and skin care you use and last but not least the natural solutions you select to clean and take care of your home and garden.
  • If you have kids and pets this is one more reason why should opt for healthier options and avoid commercial pest control products.
  • Using plants to repel mosquitos serves many purposes. It not only keeps flies away, but also adds beauty to your garden.
  • We have narrowed the list down to six easy plants to take care of.
  • Let’s take a look at the top 6 mosquito repelling plants.
  • Ageratum:
  • This plant is also called Flossflowers, and it releases a smell that mosquitos hate. Ageratum secretes coumarin, which is often used in mosquito repellents.
  • Catnip:
  • It is well known not only as an effective fly repellent, but as a mosquito repellent as well. Research published by Iowa State University shows that catnip is 10 times more effective than DEET, a chemical used in most commercial pest repellents.
  • Citronella:
  • This grassy plant is the most common natural ingredient used in mosquito repellent products. Citronella emits a strong smell that makes it hard for mosquitos to find other smells that attract them to you.
  • Horsemint:
  • This perennial plant is also known as Beebalm. Horsemint works similar to Citronella, by giving off a strong smell and confusing mosquitos.
  • Lavender:
  • This beautiful, aromatic plant is a great mosquito repellent. It is even recommended by the New York Botanical Garden as a mosquito repellent. It is believed that lavender even interferes with a mosquito’s ability to smell.
  • Marigolds:
  • These plants grow beautiful golden flowers, which emit a smell that mosquitos hate. The flower contains Pyrethum, which is used often in commercial mosquito repellents.
  • Take a green step for healthy living and plant these in your garden today. You can create a shield and plant around your home foundation. 
  • Adding some of these plants in pots on your window seals works too.

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