How to banish mosquitoes the natural way

by Natasha Starkell | 02.07.2013 | plants , mosquitoes , citronella | 0 comments | Rating: 0 votes

How to banish mosquitoes the natural way

How to banish mosquitoes the natural way

Before you rush out to buy chemical sprays to keep the mosquitoes out of your garden, why not consider growing some anti-mosquito plants!

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Before you rush out to buy chemical sprays to keep the mosquitoes out of your garden, why not consider growing some anti-mosquito plants!

It's better for the environment, kinder to the mosquitoes and they look attractive too!

You may have had a citronella candle to repel insects, but you could grow the actual citronella plant yourself. It has a strong lemony scent that helps to cover up the smells that attract mosquitoes. Plant it in a pot on your patio to keep those bugs away from your barbecue!

Horsemint works in a similar way to citronella and it's a very robust plant, ideal for coastal areas as it's tolerant of salty and sandy soils.

Mosquitoes don't like catnip, so it's another good addition to the garden, however, although it will send the mosquitoes packing, it might attract cats to your garden!

Mosquitoes won't go anywhere near marigolds so they're good to plant around the edge of your seating area or patio to keep the insects at bay. 

(Photocredit top picture: Abhishek727 / Foter.com / CC BY-SA)


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