8 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

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Have you been wondering how to get rid of mosquitoes for good, or at least how to get rid of them past just the point of dosing yourself in chemical filled repellent. Prevention lists 8 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes Naturally. These 8 plants can be planted in your outside garden surrounding your patio or any place you like to spend your time outside without being bothered by pesky mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes are attracted to certain odors in human skin, which can explain why some people will get constantly bitten by them and other people will not. Although no matter how often you may get bitten by them, they are terribly annoying never the less. And they make it hard to enjoy the peacefulness of your backyard if you are continuously finding a new bite or hearing the buzzing sound of their presence. However, there is solutions to this problem and Prevention has provided 8 of them.

Certain strong and unattractive scents for mosquitoes can help hide your scent and prevent them from coming your way. Even better, plants that have scents that are unattractive for mosquitoes are scents that most people actually find attractive and enjoyable. Lavender is one of these plants and while it's scent repels mosquitoes it also acts as a de-stressor and eases the mind. Additionally, lavender also repels flies and moths. Basil and peppermint are two other plants listed by Prevention that both act as a mosquito repellent that are also toxic to mosquito larvae. And while these two plants may be inhospitable for mosquitoes, they are both common herbs used. Planting lavender, basil, and peppermint plants into you backyard could just provide much more benefits to your daily life than just acting as a mosquito repellent alone.

There are several other plants that Prevention lists that help prevent horribly bothersome mosquitoes out of your backyard. To read more, please visit the link below to the 'Prevention' website that is linked below.

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