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8 Plants That'll Actually Keep Mosquitos Away

Written by Grace & Silas
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Mosquitoes are no good in any part of your home. And besides annoying us, they also bring in all sorts of diseases.

And instead of spraying toxic mosquito repellents, there are plenty of plants that’ll keep them away.

So here are some of the best mosquito repellent plants that’ll be a great addition to your home whether indoor or outdoor. They’re low maintenance, smell great, and inexpensive. Add them to your place and enjoy a much more relaxing space without the fear of getting bitten.

Check them out and let me know what you think!

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Lemon Balm

With its green leaves that have the scent of lemon with a hint of mint, this plant wards off mosquitoes easily, and attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies. Plant one in the soil of your garden; it’ll grow fast.

Catnip

Considered the best natural insect repellents, catnip contains a natural chemical known as nepetalactone that makes it one of a kind. Try this out in your yard and start repelling mosquitos right away.

Marigolds

If you’re looking for a flowering mosquito repellent plant, marigold is the best option. Not only do they look pretty and make an attractive landscape, but the big colorful flowers also repel mosquitoes due to the fact that they contain pyrethrum, an ingredient found in insect repellents.

Citronella

Popularly used for perfumes and candles, citronella plants have essential oils that help repel mosquitoes effectively. They’re low maintenance, easy to grow in or out, and naturally keep pests away.

And what you’ll love more about this plant is that its aroma is very pleasant.

Lavender

In addition to smelling lovely, lavender is a great way to repel mosquitoes. I highly suggest you place them in the corner of your bedroom to have a relaxing, restful, and mosquito free sleep.

Peppermint

Grow some peppermint on your windowsill and instantly keep mosquitoes away. Not to mention, this plant can be put in different recipes and drinks as well.

Rosemary

Why not grow some rosemary in your yard too? It can be used to flavor up dishes and serve as a mosquito repellent.

Scented Geraniums

Similarly to citronella, this plant has a lemon-scented fragrance that repels not just mosquitoes, but other types of bugs and pests as well. Grow in a warm, sunny, and dry place, and it’ll bloom beautifully.


Whether it’s already summer or just a warm season, mosquitoes will be coming out soon. Luckily you don’t have to go for toxic commercial sprays since there are plenty of mosquito repelling plants. They’re natural, easy to care for, and can last for years. And these eight plants from the list above will keep mosquitoes and other pests away. So add them to your home and let me know what you think!

Now, If you have any mosquito repellent plants that you like, let me know down below. I might just add them to the list!

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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