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Not only that, adding basil to your vegetable garden within easy reach will help make your homemade recipes that much more fun and flavorful! This flowering plant is known as a pollinator attractor, drawing bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds alike.
However, bee balm is also an excellent mosquito repellent. The strong smell given off by the oils of the plant deter mosquitoes from staying in the area too long. So before planting bee balm, make sure you have the right location. Iowa State University once conducted a study on what insect-repelling plants could aid farmers in crop cultivation and learned that catnip is one of the best mosquito repellant options out there.
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Probably the most common natural ingredient in most insect repellents is citronella. Whether it is in a citronella candle or the citronella plant, this clumping grass produces citronella oil. Insects will stay away from citronella oil and is often considered the best ingredient for keeping mosquitoes away. With its strong smell, citronella will help you with your mosquito control problems. Not only that, but citronella grass is a perennial plant, meaning that it grows back year after year.
While citronella is one of the best plants that repel mosquitoes, it is quite toxic to cats and dogs and can pose serious health problems. So if you have pets, do not plant citronella.
The strong smell given off by the clove deters mosquitoes from making a home in your yard and even works to aid in general pest control. The strong smell Tolerant - Mosquito Pick - Mosquito Pick eucalyptol in the eucalyptus tree does its part in repelling mosquitoes and keeping them far away from your yard.
Eucalyptus is toxic to both cats and dogs and can pose serious health concerns. So if you have a fur baby, do not plant eucalyptus trees. With its soft and delicate looking colorful flowers, you would expect flossflower to be nothing more than another pretty splash of color in the garden. However, flossflower contains a chemical called couramin, which is often used as a natural ingredient in insect repellants. Now you will be able to have a plant that repels mosquitoes while also adding some bright blue, pink, and purple to your garden and yard.
If you can provide full sun for your plants, then growing garlic throughout your garden is beneficial. While the myth that eating more garlic keeps you from suffering from mosquito bites is unfortunately false, the actual garlic plant repels mosquitoes. Not only that, you will always have your own fresh supply of garlic in your vegetable garden!
And as if you needed any more persuading, the believed health benefits of garlic include lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Best suited for warmer climates, geraniums grow and bloom quickly, meaning that they are fast acting mosquito repellent plants. The scented geraniums repel mosquitoes better, with people favoring the more citrus-scented flowers since many pests detest the smell of citrus.
While the scent of lavender is very soothing to us humans, mosquitoes feel differently. The lavender oil in the lavender plant creates a pungent odor that many pests do not enjoy, so lavender is a pleasant, and lovely, plant to choose for your garden. Lavender is also Tolerant - Mosquito Pick - Mosquito Pick resistant, making it an ideal choice for those living in drier climates.
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Lemongrass contains citral, which is a natural oil often used in commercial bug sprays. However, it is essential to know that citral has been linked to complications during pregnancy, so you will not want to use this plant for or around pregnant women.
Another citrusy plant that is perfect for repelling mosquitoes, lemon thyme, is also a member of the mint family, so it helps repel other pests like spiders! This perennial plant grows like a mat, so make sure you have plenty of space in your garden or yard to allow the lemon thyme to spread out.
The herb is also an excellent addition to many savory dishes! Lemon verbena is native to Southeast Asia, making it a fantastic choice for a plant that repels mosquitoes if you live in a more humid climate. This shrub can grow to be very large, so make sure you are ready to do some pruning when necessary. The plant has a strong citrus odor, hence its name, so it repels insects and other pests through the seemingly universal hatred of citrus scents.
Marigolds are a pyrethrum plant, and as a result, they have a natural toxin that not only repels but even kills mosquitoes. So not only are the flowers fun and beautiful, but they are often considered the best way to repel mosquitoes. This multi-purpose insect Tolerant - Mosquito Pick - Mosquito Pick also gets rid of cabbage moths!
The soft, purple pennyroyal flowers are a great addition to your garden. Many people like to plant a border of pennyroyal to add some color while keeping the garden or yard a mosquito free zone.
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Peppermint is one of those go-to scents to rid your home of mice, insects, and is even one of the best home remedies for spiders. The peppermint will need full sun, so make sure that you Tolerant - Mosquito Pick - Mosquito Pick an appropriate area for it. Peppermint multiplies so that you will see the Tolerant - Mosquito Pick - Mosquito Pick impact in a short time. However, it can take over your flowerbed, so make sure you can take the time to prune it whenever needed.
Take some of the leaves and make your own peppermint tea. Another great option for if you live in drier climates is the drought-resistant herb rosemary. Rosemary is a little different from the rest of the plants on this list.
You cannot merely plant rosemary and expect it to repel mosquitoes and insects. Then, extinguish the flames and let it smoke or throw it into a fire if you can make one in your yard.
You can place the smoking rosemary on the grill or in an old candle jar. The smoke from the rosemary is what deters mosquitoes because that is how the oils inside the plant are best released, but it will smell pleasant to you. Another added benefit is that you will have an ever-present supply of rosemary to help boost your home cooking! Similar to rosemary, sage works best as a mosquito repellent when burned. Follow the same process to release the smell. You can either throw a few sage leaves into the fire or light it on fire, extinguish the flames, and let it smoke.
Sage is also drought resistant, making it a hearty choice for those who live in drier climates. And also like rosemary, you will have easy access to a very savory herb to help enhance your home cooking! Sage is also loaded with antioxidants for some extra health benefits.
The following plants are considered safe for your pets unless they have an allergy. Tolerant - Mosquito Pick - Mosquito Pick your local mosquito season is six weeks or six months, nothing good comes from this painful pest.
With this anthology of mosquito repelling plants, you can make the right choices for you, your yard, and your family to keep a mosquito-free zone easily and naturally. If you enjoyed learning about these mosquito repellent plants and know someone who might benefit from this information, please share these excellent mosquito control ideas on Facebook and Afterglow - Zen Lu* - The Future. Plants that Effectively Repel Mosquitoes 1.
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