Mosquito Repellent Plants: 18 Plants (Annual & Perennial) & 2 Trees



If you have sensitive skin or skin allergies, this might not be something you want to do. Also, if you’re someone who is especially attractive to mosquitos, you might still need to supplement this with some bug spray or similar.

So if you are on the  lookout for a natural  remedy for mosquitos and don’t have skin allergies, you should find these plants leave you, and the yard smelling good and work as a bug deterrent.

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So Which Plants Naturally Repel Mosquitos?


Lavender plants are not sought out by bugs, rabbits, or other creatures because of their unique fragrance due to the essential oils on their leaves.



These simple-to-grow blooms also deter mosquitos. Marigolds are rich in insecticidal constituents, which are insect-repelling compounds. This is one reason gardeners and landscapers love them.


Citronella Grass and Lemongrass

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden recommends lemon-scented plants such as citronella grass and lemongrass to repel mosquitos, and the live plant is the best way to keep those bugs at bay.


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