15 Amazing Plants that Repel Mosquitoes

Do you have a problem with mosquitoes? Choose a few mosquito-repelling plants for around your home to keep the pests away from your backyard party this summer!

Mint

Mint is a great harmless option for repelling mosquitoes, flies, and even ants. The stronger the perfume, the fewer bugs you'll have.

Lavender 

Has a strong aroma that is effective at repelling moths, flies, fleas, and mosquitoes. Fresh or dried flowers can be hung around the house or mixed in with clothing to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Catnip

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) produces iridoids, which repel mosquitoes, flies, roaches, and possibly other insects or mites.

Rosemary

A basic repellent spray can be prepared by boiling 1 cup dried rosemary in a quart of water for 20 to 30 minutes. Pour a quart of cool water into another container, then filter in the rosemary water.

Citronella

It has some minor and temporary mosquito-repelling qualities when applied to the skin.

Pennyroyal

Both humans and animals may be poisoned by it. However, pennyroyal is one of the best herbs for mosquito repulsion when cultivated and handled properly.

American beautyberry

According to recent study, the leaves of Beautyberry include an efficient mosquito repellant. The shrub belongs to the mint family and has an open, loose habit.

Marigold

You're probably aware that most insects dislike the smell of marigolds; add mosquitos to that list. Marigolds' strong aroma repels mosquitos and works well as a companion plant in your food garden.

Lemongrass 

Lemongrass oil (Cymbopogon citratus) is an efficient repellent against mosquitoes and house flies. Its efficiency was evaluated in this study on stable flies in the laboratory.

Basil

Basil is also an effective bug repellant against flies and mosquitoes. Fresh leaves put on the skin are very beneficial.

Garlic

Garlic is an effective natural insect repellant. Garlic has the ability to repel a wide range of crawling and flying insects, including mosquitoes. One garlic spray is effective for two weeks and can repel insects for up to a month.

Scented Geraniums

Mosquito-repelling plants include scented geraniums. The preferred aroma appears to be lemon-scented, which is reminiscent of citronella grass, as recommended by PlantShed, BBG, and NYBG.

Monarda

Bee balm (Monarda) is well-known for its capacity to attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, but it also repels mosquitos.

Ageratum

They produce coumarin, which is used to generate commercial mosquito repellants. Furthermore, their odor is repulsive to mosquitos, making Ageratum a natural mosquito repellent.

Fennel

If you have slug or snail problems, fennel is the plant to use. It repels aphids and mosquitos as a natural insect repellant.