Citronella is perhaps the best-known plant when it comes to repelling mosquitoes. It produces a citrus scent, which is known as a mosquito attractant.
Lavender is known for its relaxing scent, but it's also a natural mosquito repellent. The oil in lavender leaves produces a scent that mosquitoes find unappealing.
Marigolds have mosquito-repelling properties. They contain a compound called pyrethrum that is used in many insecticides.
Catnip is a powerful mosquito repellent. The essential oil in catnip can be up to ten times more effective than DEET, a commonly used insect repellent.
Rosemary is a natural mosquito repellent. The scent of rosemary is strong and can overpower the smell of carbon dioxide.
Basil is a natural mosquito repellent. It contains compounds like eugenol, which have been shown to be effective against mosquitoes.
Lemon balm is also a natural mosquito repellent and can be effective when planted near areas where mosquitoes are common.
Peppermint is also a natural mosquito repellent. The scent of peppermint can be overwhelming to mosquitoes, making it difficult for them to find us.
Lemon thyme is a natural mosquito repellent and can be effective when planted near areas where mosquitoes are common.
Geraniums are a popular choice for gardens due to their colorful blooms, but they also have mosquito-repelling properties.