Mosquito Repelling Plants

Sometimes the time we spend outdoors is less enjoyable because of biting insects. Mosquitoes are one of the most despised insects that we have to deal with when we have outdoor activities. Not only do they cause an itchy irritation on the skin, but they can spread diseases when they bite. There are some plants that help repel mosquitoes with the scent they give off. That is not saying that certain plants will chase all the mosquitoes from your yard, but it could reduce their numbers near the area they are planted. Sometimes it will help to rustle, rub or crush some of the leaves of these plants to release the scent when you will be near them outdoors. Below is a list of plants that can help repel mosquitoes.

Basil: Ocimum basilicum
Lemon Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus citriodora
Catmint: Nepeta faassenii
Catnip: Nepeta cataria
Horsemint or Lemon Beebalm: Monarda citriodora
Lavender: Lavandula angustifolia
Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis
Lemon Grass: Cymbopogon citrates
Lemon Scented Geranium: Pelargonium crispum
Lemon Verbena: Aloysia triphylla
Peppermint: Mentha piperita
Rosemary: Rosmarinus officinalis
Prostrate Rosemary: Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostrates

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