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5 House Plants That Can Keep Mosquitoes Away

By Cookist


They can ruin fun evenings and end outdoor chilling faster than even snakes and spiders do. In this article we examine ways to get rid of them so be sure to read till the end.

To get rid of mosquitoes, you first need to understand how they hatch and hunt. The first thing you need to do is get rid of any stagnant water.

Such pools of non moving water are used by mosquitoes to lay their eggs. But why attack humans? It's simple, Mosquitoes hunt by smell and humans smell great.

This is why some people seen to attract Mosquitoes more than others, especially during warmer seasons.

As such, the easiest way to evade the blood suckers is to mask your scent. This can be done with citronella candles and sprays containing DEET because they are very fragrant.

Other than sprays and scented candles, there are also natural ways to protect yourself and family. One of them includes using some plants in your garden.

There are also natural ways to safeguard yourself and family in the backyard by using the plants you can grow in your garden.

The best way to utilize most of these plants is to crush them in your hand and apply them directly to your skin or clothes, however there is one that burns in a fire pit itself.

Here are 5 plants that can help prevent an infestation of mosquitoes in your home:



Peppermint is useful for more than just eating! You can crush it up and apply it to where you want to repel mosquitoes and by applying it to water it can be used to kill the larva of certain species.

Lemon Balm

this plant works well at keeping mosquitoes away but be careful when cultivating it because it is an invasive species. It should be kept in pots of its own or it can take over your garden.


it has a mint-like scent and repels mosquitoes, however it will also attract every cat in the area.

Lavender and Geraniums


It is well known for its fragrance but not many know it can repel mosquitoes too. If you plant enough of this in your garden it will smell great, and will also keep away mosquitoes.

Sage and Rosemary


Burning these two not only smells great but it affects insects negatively, keeping them away while the scent is in the air.

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