Why Mosquitoes Stay Away from These Plants


Mosquitoes are nothing less than vampires. These tiny creatures make our life hell with their constant buzzing beside our ears and by biting. Even though there are many products in the market, only a few of them really works. And let’s not forget, it will only take a bite to make you severely ill.

That’s why; it is our advice that you take precautions before the situation can take the worst turn. But we get it if you are too busy to set traps for such petty pests, and that’s why we are here to give you the best solution for your problems.

Mosquito Repellent Plants

Are you surprised? Don’t be, as theuse of mosquito repellent plants has been in use by many times. Even though, this tip is not commercialized it is very effective when you don’t want to use products that can possibly be harmful to your family.Repellent plants on the other hand are not only effective for mosquito problems but can also increase the beauty of your garden. So, without much adieu, let’s check out the list of such marvelous plants.

  • Marigold

This plant is very easy to grow. If you are not much of a gardener or have zero knowledge of gardening, this plant would be the best option for you. The smell of marigold deters mosquitoes miles away. Plant them in little pots and then place these near all the entryways. These pants also get rid of thrips, Mexican bean beetles,aphids,whiteflies, tomato hornworms, and squash bugs. So, this plant is an all-in-one solution.

  • Catnip

Catnips have been proven to be weed for cats, therefore if you care for cats, it might be better to overlook this one. However, if you live cat-free, this mint-breed plant can be your savior when combating mosquitoes. This plant can grow like a weed and also commercially, so you won’t have to take much care of this plant. You might find some catnip around the garden if you look closely. Take them and place them near the places mosquitoes can enter from and say goodbye to mosquito problems. It is proven, that this plant is 10X more effective than DEET (a chemical that repels mosquitoes).

  • Lavender

This plant is will definitely increase the look of your garden. The light hue of lavender will soothe your eyes and its strong smell will repel the mosquitoes from your home. Not only mosquitoes but other animals also stay away from this plant. That’s why; people who grow lavender in their garden don’t have to deal with decimation. Only by providing good drainage and enough sunlight you can grow this plant in your backyard or garden in all seasons.

  • Basil

Another pleasant herb for humans but a nightmare for mosquitoes. Growing basil has numerous advantages, such as you can use its leaves for cooking and keep pests at bay. Just plant any breed of basil, as all basils work the same way. You can choose a mix of these plants to grow in different parts of the garden; it’s all up to you. You need to keep the soil moist and place them where enough sunlight is provided.

  • Rosemary

This plant is a very versatile one as you can use this one for many purposes, just like the basil. It is actually an herb that is widely used for bring taste dishes and is grown by many families. You can plant this one in small in the kitchen near your window. By this, you can prevent mosquitoes from entering as well as use it leaves whenever you want to.

Ecoguard at your service

when you are facing a serious situation of mosquitoes and none of the above plants are working, calling a professional pest control service would be the best. Ecoguard is the best pest management agency that you can find. And they are also available in several locations to provide services: