16 Great Mosquito Repelling Plants To Keep Indoor

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Mosquitoes are not only irritating, but can lead to several serious diseases, including dengue, malaria, elephantiasis and yellow fever. So it’s very essential to keep them away. Normally we use mosquito-repelling coils or creams to keep these harmful insects away, but regular use of these chemical repellents may lead to some side-effects on us.

Luckily, we have solution! Do you know that there are mosquito repellent plants? Some plants can keep you free from mosquitoes in a natural and healthy way, keep reading to find out how mosquito repellent plants indoor can help you:

Basil

Basil is a great medicine in many natural remedies as well as to prevent mosquito bites.
This is a herb that has a strong scent without even crushing the leaves, due to this, you can keep mosquitoes away from your house if you put basil indoor.

Citronella Grass

This plant is considered as one of the best mosquito repellent plants and is a main ingredient in many artificial repellents. It creates a mask around your room preventing the scents that invite mosquitoes. It’s also recommended to crush the fresh citronella grass and apply the oil on your body to prevent mosquito bites.

Garlic

Garlic is a super plant with mosquito-repelling properties, due to its strong aroma.

Peppermint

Same with basil and garlic, the strong smell of mint leaves keep the mosquitoes away from your home. Besides, it gives a great taste when added to your salads as well.

Clove

A natural mosquito repellent plant you can use as a planting around the yard or use the oil from the clove to repel mosquitoes quickly.

Marigold

Pyrethrum in marigold is widely used in many artificial mosquito repellents, and the smell of it is just hated by mosquitoes. So it’s wise to choose this as an indoor plant for preventing the mosquito bites.

Lemongrass

This plant has a very nice and fresh lemony smell, but that mosquitoes hate, as it has natural oils that repel mosquitoes.

Rosemary

Rosemary is easy to grow indoors and doesn’t need much water. It’s not only awesome for cooking, but also great for repelling mosquitoes.

Cadaga Tree

The scent from cadaga tree acts as a barrier to repel mosquitoes.

Catmint

Catmint is very effective at keeping mosquitoes away. It is even better than commercial bug sprays at keeping the pests away. Simply, cut off the flowers and boil them to make a spray.

Cedars

Many repellent products contain cedar oil as one of its active ingredients to repel mosquitoes as well as other insect pests.

Floss Flower

Coumarin, which is secreted by ageratum, is found extensively in the manufacture mosquito repellents. Mosquitoes find the odor offensive. Growing well in partial or full sun with requiring rich soil.

Eucalyptus

Natural oil from the eucalyptus tree repels insects such as mosquitoes, sandflies, ticks, midges, stable flies and more.

Lavender

Lavender repels mosquitoes because mosquitoes dislike the scent lavender gives off. It can be planted in gardens or made into oil and applied to the skin or mixed with other oils to keep mosquitoes away.

Lemon Thyme

It repels mosquitoes naturally. Mosquitoes tend to hate their citrus smell. Crush a few parts of this plant and rub on the body to keep these harmful bugs away. Make sure that your skin can tolerate the oil before applying to larger areas of the body.

Mexican Marigold

The scent of marigolds is offensive to most people and mosquitoes. You can grow it in your yard or cut the flowers off and keep them around the house to keep mosquitoes from visiting.

Sources: gomestic.com, tastefulhomedecor.com , eartheasy.com bestplants.com

Liu Jiao
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