Mosquitoes can be pesky little pests, but there are ways to keep them at bay. Learn about some mosquito repellent plants that grow in the shade and how to use them to protect yourself from biting insects.
What plants are good for mosquitoes?
The best mosquito repellents for the garden are usually plants that have oils or essences that repel insects. These include citronella, lemongrass, geranium, lavender, and bergamot. You can also make a mosquito repellent spray using water and essential oils.
Which flowers repel mosquitoes?
Some plants repel mosquitoes are yarrow, lavender, lemon balm, catnip, and pennyroyal. Some herbs that can be used for mosquito repellent include elderberry, mint, citronella, and lemongrass.
How do plants stop mosquitoes?
Many plants can help repel mosquitoes, including citronella, lavender, and lemongrass. Citronella is derived from the Citronella oil plant and is the most popular mosquito repellent plant. It emits a strong fragrance that deters mosquitoes from landing on you. Some people also find that placing a few drops of lavender oil around their home helps to keep mosquitoes at bay. Lemongrass is another mosquito repellent plant that can be found in many garden centers. It has a pleasant citrus scent that keeps mosquitoes away. Both of these plants are effective against both male and female mosquitoes.