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14 easy to grow natural mosquito and fly repellent plants

As summer is arriving, We’re also noticing the arrival of some uninvited guests, mosquitoes, flies and moths, to name just a few. Most of these insects are simply annoying, but others can pose more serious threats.

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Most insect-repelling plants do so with their naturally occurring fragrances. Not only will these plants keep annoying insects at a minimum, they will also introduce wonderful scents all throughout your garden

The following are examples of plants that can help repel, or at least deter mosquitoes.

1: Lemon Balm:

A great choice for a mosquito repelling plant is lemon balm. Also popularly known as Horsemint, due to it is strong smell, it has the ability to keep the insects and mosquitoes away. You will not lose the butterflies and other birds due to it. This kind of plant grows effectively and requires lesser care, so you can handle easily too.

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2: Marigolds:

The marigold, which you plant during the summer and spring, can help you at best. However, many yet do not know that it kills the mosquitoes and related unwanted bugs. You can keep them in all those areas, which are prone to mosquitoes.

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3: Catnip:

Although a cat loves them; but it cleans & repels mosquitoes. It acts as finest natural insects repellent and tries to keep the garden free from intruders.

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4: Citronella Grass:

It is one of the ingredients that all the commercial DEETs and mosquito repellents have as necessity. This would keep on repelling bugs and insects easily – make sure you keep the pots in colder places. Citronella grass is sensitive to colder climatic conditions.

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5: Basil:

Worried how to repel mosquitoes naturally? Simply get your garden area some pots of basil, and you are done. It belongs to the family of powerful, pungent herbs that can perfect companions to keep the bugs away.

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6: Rosemary:

It is also a herb that contains wonderful properties to keep mosquitoes away, forever. It is simple to plant as well. The woody smell keeps all the unwanted bugs away that’s why farmers love planting in their fields too.

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7: Thyme:

This container herb is a powerful mosquito repellent and works better than any DEET. It has a longer life, so you do not have to be bothered even.

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8: Eucalyptus:

it’s effective for keeping the mosquitoes away from your home and garden.

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9: Lavender:

The fact is that all the bugs, insects and related beings cannot stand any kind of strong smell, so Lavender works best in this respect. Keep it in a pot as it has a longer life.

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10: Mint:

The plant due to strong scent does not let mosquitoes and other bugs stay in the garden space. It is basically a hybrid of water mint and spearmint – its fresh look and pleasant appearance can enhance the beauty of your garden to many folds.

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11: Garlic:

it is also a wonderful anti-bacterial. If you do not know, plant some garlic plants in your garden so that you can get rid of mosquitoes naturally.

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12: Tea tree:

This tree does not let mosquitoes live. You can plant all, or some of these wonderful and easy to handle plants in your garden area so that mosquitoes forget the way to your home.

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13: Geranium:

This beautiful flowering plant is a great choice for mosquito repellent. When planted in a hanging container, the colorful blooms will cascade over the side of the pot, providing a beautiful visual piece as well as a very useful bug repellent!

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14.Lantana

grown specifically for use as an ornamental plant, very few pople know it repels mosquitoes as well.

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15: Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Mosquitoes did not like its smell. The leaves or the tips can turn brown in extreme heat in summer. It requires very little care. An added advantage of Lemon Grass, is that is contains citronella which is the base for most mosquito repellents

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Gardens are meant to be used for relaxing and fine evenings – they have the ability to cherish all those who sit in the garden.

It is not possible for you to cover yourself all the time while sitting in the garden, neither liquid repellent is the solution.

The plants that repel mosquitoes will help you get the best garden experience as there would be no more bites and buzzing.

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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.


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The most natural way to repel mosquito…

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Keep the Zika virus away with these plants.

The leaves and the oil of lemon grass are used to make medicines.