What plants keep mosquitoes away?
No one likes to be around mosquitoes, and sometimes they are everywhere. But do you have to use smelly and oily repellants? The answer is no, you do not. There are many plants that you can grow in your home that will naturally repel these bugs. And with diseases such as West Nile floating around, now is the ideal time to start growing these plants. Remember that many of these plants must have their leaves crushed to release the aroma, otherwise they will do you no good. The first of these plants is the horsemint. This plantâ€™s scent is similar to that of citronella. Marigold is another mosquito-repelling plant that you can grow. This is a sun-loving annual that many organic gardeners use to not only keep away mosquitoes, but also aphids. The Citronella Geranium, which is also call a mosquito plant, is a simple to grow potted plant. The Agastache Cana is another form of the mosquito plant, and is also called a Texas hummingbird mint, giant hummingbird mint, giant hyssop, and the bubblegum mint. Lastly, catnip is one of the most powerful plants that will repel mosquitoes. Studies have shown that this plant is ten times more effective than DEET when it comes to repelling mosquitoes. And if you crush a few leaves and rub them on your skin, the effect will be enhanced. Knowing that there are natural ways to get rid of those pesky mosquitoes will make you more comfortable with going out and enjoying yourself. They are easy to grow, and you will see a difference in no time.