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Did You Know? 31 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes

One of the things we all have to deal with every year is the onslaught of mosquitoes which can easily ruin someone’s dining experience at a restaurants, or make outdoor time at home miserable.   Here in South Florida, afternoon rains seem to bring out the night-time bugs.  We all have grown used to covering ourselves in bug spray or lighting enough citronella candles to be seen from space, or even avoiding going outside at all.  But did you know that there are natural, safe ways of keeping the bugs at bay?

Here is a list of 31 plants that are natural mosquito repellents, many should be available at your local nursery:

  • Basil
  • Bee Balm
  • Cadaga Tree
  • Catmint
  • Catnip
  • Cedar
  • Citronella Grass
  • Clove
  • Floss Flower
  • Garlic
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lemon Scented Geranium
  • Lemon Thyme
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Mexican Marigold
  • Eucalyptus
  • Nodding Onion
  • Mint
  • Pineapple Weed
  • Pitcher Plant
  • Wormwood
  • Rosemary
  • Snowbrush
  • Stone Root
  • Sweet Fern
  • Tansy
  • Tea Tree
  • Vanilla Leaf
  • Wild Bergamot

Put a few of these around your yard and get back to enjoying the great outdoors!

For detailed descriptions of the above plants and how they can be used to help you keep the mosquitoes away, visit https://bestplants.com/plants-that-repel-mosquitoes/

 

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