The mosquitoes are very common during the wet / warm seasons. However, not only they are annoying, but they can also have negative effects on people’s health if their contaminated blood mingles into the human body.

What can you do to repel mosquitoes? In this article, we are going to show you a few plants that will help you to get rid of mosquitoes. Here are some of them:

HERBS / SPICES

• Stone root: A mint plant which can be easily grown. You can prepare a mosquito repellant by crushing or boiling the stone root.

• Rosemary: It is very effective in repelling mosquitoes. In addition, you can apply rosemary oil on the skin to get rid of mosquitoes.

• Peppermint: Not only you can use peppermint to repel mosquitoes, but you can also run a peppermint leaf on the affected place if you get bitten by a mosquito.

• Lemon thyme: Like all other citrus products, mosquitoes cannot stand the scent of the lemon thyme.

• Lemon balm: To repel mosquitoes, you should rub a crushed lemon balm leaf on the skin. In addition, you can get rid of mosquitoes by growing a lemon balm plant in your garden.

• Garlic: You can add garlic in your body sprays and apply it on the skin in order to repel mosquitoes. Moreover, you can also sprinkle grated, sliced and minced garlic in the garden to get rid of mosquitoes.

• Clove: You can also apply clove oil on the skin to get rid of mosquitoes.

• Catnip: According to the studies, one of the ingredients of Catnip has been considered to be ten times much stronger than the well-known DEET mosquito repellent.

• Basil: Owning to its essential oils which act as a great mosquito repellant, you can get rid of mosquitoes by planting a basil plant in your garden.

PLANTS

• Wormwood: It has a very powerful odor. Place a crushed wormwood leaf in your garden to get rid of mosquitoes.

• Wild bergamot: firstly, you should do an irritation test before using wild bergamot, as it may cause irritation. Also, you should use wild bergamot in small quantities, as it can cause irritation of the skin. The best way to use wild bergamot to repel mosquitoes is to have it plated in your garden.

• Sweet fern: You can get rid of mosquitoes by throwing out sweet fern in the campfire. In addition, you can also use sweet fern as a body spray.

• Pitcher plant: A carnivorous plant that efficiently eliminates mosquitoes from you garden.

• Pineapple weed: Due to its citrusy scent, pineapple weed is very effective in repelling mosquitoes.

• Nodding onion: The nodding onion contains a mosquito repellant juice. All you have to do is to blend or grind the pineapple weed and apply the juice on the skin.

• Marigolds: You can plant marigolds in a container and place it in your garden o repel mosquitoes. It contains pyrethrum, an ingredients used in all insect repellants. In addition, you can use marigolds as a garnish or consume its flowers.

• Lemon verbena: The lemon verbena and its oil smell as lemons, so it will help you to get rid of mosquitoes easily. In addition, you can also apply lemon verbena oil on the skin.

• Lemon scented geranium: You can plant the lemon scented geranium in your garden, so that you can easily crush its leaves to create a mosquito repellant. All you have to do is to sprinkle a crushed lemon scented geranium leaf around your house.

• Lavender: You can easily grow lavender in your garden. Not only it will help you get rid of mosquitoes, bit it will also provide a pleasant aroma.

• Horsemint: Due to its strong odor, horsemint gets rid of mosquitoes. In addition, you can also prepare a tea of dried horsemint leaves to repel mosquitoes.

• Citrosium: It is also known as mosquito plant or citronella plant owning to its citronella scent. You can rub a crushed Citrosium leaf on your skin to provide protection from mosquitoes.

• Sage: You can throw a small amount of sage plant in the fire to keep the mosquitoes away.

• Pennyroyal: It is a famous bug repellant and it is particularly effective at repelling mosquitoes. You can plant pennyroyal in the garden or keep a vase of fresh pennyroyal in your room. In addition, you can add a crushed pennyroyal leaf in your pocket to keep the mosquitoes away.

TREES

• Tea: Due to its strong scent, the tea tree oil acts as an excellent bug repellant. However, even though it is natural, high amounts of tea tree oil can irritate the kin and cause toxicity in the body. Make sure you use tea tree oil diluted with water.

• Eucalyptus: The aromatic eucalyptus oil can be applied on the skin to repel mosquitoes easily.

• Cedar: The cedar oil is commonly added in all mosquito sprays.

• Cadaga: Due to its unpleasant smell, cadaga tree efficiently repels mosquitoes.

GRASS

• Lemon grass: The lemon grass contains citronella oil, which acts as a great mosquito repellant.

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