Five plants to help keep mosquitoes away


 

1# Lavender

Although lavender is a commonly used, natural scent that most people enjoy, insects don’t. The reason for this is the high level of Camphor found in the plant, a natural insect repellent. The best variety of lavender to use would be Lavandin as this has the highest concentration of Camphor. Try and place this plant at entry points where mosquitoes usually gain entrance. Such as outside windows and near doors. Or just near where you are sitting when enjoying being outside in the garden.

2# Lemon Balm

This plant has a very strong lemon scent in the form of citronella. This plant has high concentrations of Citronellal, a compound disliked by insects. Try and place this plant at entry points where mosquitoes usually gain entrance. Such as Outside windows and near doors. Or just near where you are sitting when enjoying being outside in the garden.

3# Basil
Basil
Not only is it a useful spice, it also works as an insect deterrent. This plant’s leaves don’t even have to be crushed to produce its strong scent. Try and place this plant at entry points where mosquitoes usually gain entrance, such as outside windows, near doors or outside in the garden.

4# Catnip

Cats love it, insects don’t. Catnip can be used as a natural insect repellent by crushing the leaves and leaving the leaves in bowls. This will help with the mosquitoes, but will draw your cat in.

5# Mint

Good for your Mojito and good for your skin. The essential oils in mint can be used to sooth insect bites as well as keep away mosquitoes.