Plants to keep mosquitoes away

While it’s true that every creature and insect has a role to play, there is no denying the fact that mosquitoes can be quite a pest. Especially if you are the one they like to nibble on the most! The good news is that you don’t need to cover yourself with repellents or use bug zappers that kill all sorts of other insects too. Instead, you can plant wisely and allow nature to keep those mosquitoes at bay!

Marigolds are excellent for keeping several types of bugs out of your garden. They are also really pretty and they add great colour. You can plant the seeds yourself or buy these plants from your local nursery. Place them in areas where you like to sit outside and their strong scent will keep mosquitoes away.

Citronella is used in various repellent sprays and lotions. There are even some lovely citronella candles that are great for keeping mosquitoes away. Since the extract from this plant works so well, it’s no wonder so many people choose to grow it in their garden! The plant is beautiful and green which means that it looks as good as it smells!

Lavender is another great plant for your garden and you can even use the flowers to protect your clothes from hungry moths. Lavender plants enjoy full sun which is perfect for those sunny corners where many other types of plants fail to thrive.

Petunias have a licorice-like perfume that keeps several types of pests away. What’s even better is the fact that they are available in many different colours! Like marigolds, you can buy them as flowering plants so that you can enjoy them right away.