Five Plants that Keep Mosquitoes Away


Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying pests—they’re dangerous too, spreading serious diseases. No matter your reason for wanting them gone, we can all agree they have no place on your lawn or patio. The good news is that you can make your space as unappealing as possible by fighting nature with nature.

Five Plants that Keep Mosquitoes Away

Most of the time, it’s the smell that repels mosquitoes, so it’s no surprise the plants that made it on this list are fragrant.

  1. Citronella: There’s a reason citronella candles are popular for the outdoors…the smell is an effective mosquito deterrent. If you can’t plant citronella, you can light the candles or consider using citronella essential oils somewhere. Just be warned: you might not like the strong smell either!
  2. Catnip: Mosquitoes are not a fan of the catnip plant. Your cats, on the other hand, might gladly take a bite and end up in a drug-like state.
  3. Lavender: This plant is a crowd-pleaser for everyone except mosquitoes! You’ll enjoy the smell and beautiful purple flowers.
  4. Lemon Balm: All things citrus-esque seem to repel mosquitoes, lemon balm included. This plant is closely related to mint and can fill a pot with beautiful, luscious greens.
  5. Mint: Mint is an easy plant to have on your patio or in your garden. It is very low maintenance, growing like a weed without much upkeep. Plus, it’s edible so you can bring it into your home for drinks or desserts.

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