A plant that keeps mosquitoes away? Yes, there is such a thing! Did you know that you can put plants and mosquito repellent shrubs in your garden? Why hesitate? Whether in the apartment or on the balcony, mosquitoes quickly become unpleasant! 10 plants to keep these unwanted ones away.
Lavender has many advantages, especially for health and beauty. It is also very practical for hunting mosquitoes. Its smell keeps these insects away, for our greatest happiness!
16. Artemisia abrotanum (aurone)
The aurone is a very useful plant for hunting mosquitoes. Whether outdoors or indoors (dried), put it anywhere in your home!
It is well known that lemongrass is a popular plant against several undesirable insects. It keeps mosquitoes away due to its strong smell.
Geranium is very effective for hunting mosquitoes outdoors. The strong smell it gives off is perfect for enjoying the terrace during the summer.
13. Liliaceous plants
Onion, chives and garlic are lily plants. They can be used to keep mosquitoes away from the garden and to cook delicious dishes! If you go hiking, you can rub garlic or onion on your clothes and skin to ward off mosquitoes.
12. Asperula Odorata
This plant has a smell that mosquitoes and wasps hate. Feel free to plant it all over your garden.
The smell of basil also keeps mosquitoes away. Just like the hairless plants, you can use your basil in the kitchen!
Neem is a powerful natural mosquito repellent. Its leaves are very effective in keeping mosquitoes, flies and other unwanted insects away.
This insect repellent plant is actually a brightly coloured shrub.
8. Lemon eucalyptus
This plant is the ingredient of many mosquito control products. Why not plant lemon eucalyptus in your backyard?
7. Catnip (Nepeta Cataria)
Catnip has two functions, one better known than the other: it attracts cats a lot, hence its common name, but it also repels mosquitoes as well as cockroaches and termites! Two for one if you own cats.
This grass is ideal to grow under your windows, or even on the edge of it. In addition to being close if you need it for cooking, it will keep mosquitoes away from your home, avoiding finding them everywhere in your house.
Already well known to gardeners because it helps to eliminate parasites and other pests from the garden, peppermint is also effective against mosquitoes. Its biggest advantage is certainly that it can grow everywhere, in the shade and in the sun. However, like mosquitoes, it has a preference for humidity, which is perfect!
Like peppermint, marigold grows both in the shade and in the sun. Containing pyrethrin, an ingredient generally used in mosquito repellents, this plant acts in much the same way as mosquito repellents, but without toxic products!
3. Bee Balm
If your goal is to attract good insects, such as bees and butterflies, but to repel unwanted ones, the bee balm is the perfect plant to put in your garden. Just remember to crumple its leaves to release the fragrant oils!
If you love to make a fire on summer evenings, it would be wise to plant sage in your garden around your fireplace. All you have to do is take a few pieces of your plant and throw them into the fire; its smell will immediately keep mosquitoes away.
1. Pennyroyal Flower
In addition to being very pretty, the pennyroyal flower is perfect to naturally repel insects, but attract butterflies.