Outdoor living allows us to enjoy nature in all its forms and unfortunately in many areas this also includes mosquitoes. While we can rely on creams and sprays to repel these insects there are a number of plants that can help us as well. These plants have a fragrance that is disliked by the mosquitoes and so will discourage them and help to keep them away. The ten plants are described in an article which I found on the Garden Lovers Club website.
Do you live in a mosquito infested area? If so, here are 10 fragrant plants that can help you repel them this summer.
Mosquitoes are attracted to the smell of your body, but did you know that certain scents naturally repel them? In this guide, we are going to talk about 10 different plants that you can have around your home that produce a fragrance that repels mosquitoes. Some of them you may have known about, but others on this list may surprise you.
1. Citronella Grass
Citronella grass is actually the ingredient that gives citronella candles their distinct smell. If you like the results that the candles give you, then you will be happy to know that the plants are actually much stronger, meaning that they are much more effective at repelling mosquitoes.
This plant can grow to heights of five to size feet. It does not take a lot of effort to care for, but it must be grown in warm climates because frost will kill it.
As you most likely know catnip attracts cats, but the same chemical in this mint plant that attracts cats also repels mosquitoes. If you decide to use catnip to lower the mosquito population around your home, make sure that the catnip is planted in a location where the other plants in your garden will not get damaged because a cat is trying to roll in the catnip. In addition, this plant is easy to grow, so you will not need to give it any special care.
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