Mosquito Repellent Plants

Blood thirsty small creature can gives terrible pain and cause much itching. They not only cause itching but also cause major diseases like Malaria, Dengue fever, Chikungunya, Elephantiasis or other vector borne diseases. In our previous article of “What Attracts Mosquitoes” we publish important body factors that attract mosquitoes and bite some particular people than other. There are lots of mosquitoes/insects repellents are available in market and many people are bought them to keep insects or mosquitoes away but these repellents use harmful chemical known as DEET. Heavy use of these toxic mosquitoes repellent is very harmful and cause headache, weakness, problem in breathe, fatigue, body pain and even a small use of these pesticides is very harmful for children’s. In this article we are going to share 9 famous mosquito repellent plants that repel mosquitoes in home and yard.

1Citronella Oil

Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Citronella Oil Candle Home

Citronella oil is one of the world’s best natural ways to repel mosquitoes. Burn citronella oil using candle and keep them in your patio or outside windows. These candles release aroma that keep mosquitoes away and protect you from bug bites.

2Neem Oil

Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Neem, Mosquito Repellent Plants

Apart from the number of health benefits of Neem, Neem oil is one of the best natural insecticides that is use on plants to keep away harmful insects. On human skin it works same, you can apply neem oil on your skin to keep mosquitoes away.

3Cider Vinegar

Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Cider Vinegar

Cider vinegar is one of the best natural ways to repel mosquitoes. If you eat cider vinegar in your meal than it develops mosquito repelling smell in your body. You can also rub cider vinegar on your skin for repelling mosquitoes bite.

4Rosemary

Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Rosemary, Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants

Rosemary, one of the most effective mosquito repellent plants that repel mosquitoes in your home. Grow rosemary plant in your home, garden or patio this summer to repel mosquitoes OR Burn small amount of rosemary or any other sage over coal to repel mosquitoes. This will helps you to ward off from mosquitoes bites.

5Mint

Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Mint, Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

According to study, mint oil is an effective natural insect or mosquito repellent. You can plant mint in your home, patio or outside window to repel mosquitoes. For best effect use mint spray in your room or apply mint oil on your skin. Grow mint plant at your home and take the benefits of this natural gift.

6Garlic

Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Garlic, Famous Mosquito Repellent

Garlic is also deserve to be best natural mosquitoes repellent.  If you fond of eating too much garlic with your food then your body odor will repel mosquito and keeps mosquito away. You can also rub garlic on your skin to ward off from mosquitoes.

7Catnip

Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Catnip, Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Studies shows that Catnip oil is one of the most effective mosquito repellent plants. You can easily apply it on your skin. You have to just crush it and rub it on your skin to repel mosquitoes. Catnip oil also helps in repelling cockroach. Planting catnip tree in your yard or patio is very beneficial to keep away mosquitoes.

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8Clove Oil

Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Clove, Mosquito Repellent Herbs

Clove is a natural ways to keep away mosquitoes bite. Plant clove tree in your yard, patio or outside window or apply clove oil on your skin to keep away mosquitoes.

9Marigold Plant

Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Marigold, Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

If you like plantation then don’t forget to plant marigold (Famous Mosquito Repellent Plants) in your yard or patio. Marigolds plant is a good choice to repel mosquitoes and insects. This plant contain Pyrethrum which is an ingredients found in many insects repellent. So plant marigold outside your windows and your main door to keep away mosquitoes.

These all mosquito repellent plants are good choice to repel mosquitoes in home and yard. All these method uses natural and non-toxic products which is safe to use. There are many plants which helps a lot to repel mosquitoes. If you have some idea to keep away mosquitoes then feel free to comment us in comment box.

Published: 05/19/2015
Last Medical Review: 01/28/2016

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