Mosquito Repelling Plants You Can Grow in Your Garden

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Landscape | Comments Off on Mosquito Repelling Plants You Can Grow in Your Garden

Mosquito Repelling PlantsPeople who spend a lot of time outdoors know very well how they can fall victim to mosquito bites. Mosquitoes find their hideout near plants, water pods, and grass. They often come out when they find their prey strolling on the lawn enjoying the evening. Aside from the fact that their bites are itchy and irritating, they carry a number of viruses and diseases too. In fact, mosquitoes are considered some of the deadliest creatures in the world. The number of deaths caused by mosquitoes yearly remains unmatched compared to other animals on the planet.

Though there are chemical ways to deal with the mosquitoes for good, there are also certain plants that work as a mosquito repellent. Here are some mosquito repelling plants you can easily grow in your garden.

1. Citronella: The plant grows to a maximum height of five to six feet. You can easily plant it in a pot. When fully grown, the plant adds to the overall beauty of the garden. The best place to grow Citronella is garden and the patio area. The plant will keep mosquitoes away and let you enjoy the evening with your loved ones.

2. Horsemint or Bee balm: The Bee balm plant is fast growing and it can reach to a maximum height of 2-3 feet. Its potential to repel mosquitoes is in as much as Citronella.

3. Marigolds: Small yellow bulb-like flowers work best as a mosquito repellant. The flower contains Pyrethrum which is used in the manufacturing of mosquito repellents.

4. Ageratum: The flower contains coumarin which again is used in the manufacturing of mosquito repellent.

5. Catnip: This particular plant is 10 times efficient in repelling mosquitoes than DEET, according to Iowa State University entomologists. The DEET is a chemical found in almost all commercial insect repellents.
Planting natural mosquitoes repellent can make it easy for you to stroll in and out of the garden area of your house. The plants once fully are grown start working as a mosquito repellant. The mosquito repelling plants work day in and out throughout the year, unlike chemical treatment that requires repetitive spraying to keep the mosquitoes away.

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