May be you are fed up after using various types of chemicals to repel mosquitoes from your home. Mosquitoes irritate us mostly in the summer and the winter time and we try a lot things keep them out of the house. But actually nothing works miraculously. Even some chemicals that we are using are very dangerous for our body and affect us a lot. So as you have tried everything, lastly we will suggest you all to try a completely natural thing that really works. And if you are a gardener, then you will really love this article.
Plants that Repel Mosquitoes from your Home:
Marigold: Marigold is a very beautiful flower and it is very common for the gardeners to plant marigold in the houses. Marigold is an annual plant that gives flower only once in a year. Marigold plants contain Pyrethrum which is a substance good for repelling mosquitoes. Apart from this as the flowers are also beautiful it looks beautiful in the garden.
Citronella: It is a type of grass with a very beautiful and warm smell. It is an essential substance that is used to make various types of mosquito repellant. Citronella is perennial grass and grows very easily. It can even grow up to 5-6 feet tall.
Basil: Basil is a very useful herb with a lot of medicinal properties in it. It can be your great choice as it will solve out many of your problems. This is actually an additional information that basil is also very useful for getting out mosquitoes from your house. It is also used n flavoring various types of foods.
Pennyroyal: Do you know about the Pennyroyal flowers? They are so beautiful in looks and color both. It is made with a mosquito repellant power and attracts butterflies in the garden. It is also used in flavoring dishes and for other uses. So it has so many benefits and there is no problem to bring one in your house.
Lemon Balm: It is a very popular plant belonging to the mint family. This plant is also popularly known as horse mint or bee balm. You can grow it very easily and ideal for the beginner gardeners. It is very strong plant and can even save them from any harsh weather condition. Even it is said that it can live in drought. If you live in a small house and don’t have lots of space for gardening, you can put them under the shade and still they will grow there. Another use of this plant is that you can make out herbal tea from its leaves.
Lavender: You obviously know about lavender and its sweet smell. The first thing that attracts about lavender is its aroma. It is a gorgeous looking flower and purple in color. It works as a natural mosquito repellant and you can grow it anywhere in your house. It looks beautiful even in the indoors.
Rosemary: Rosemary is also a common flower used in flavoring foods. But do you know that this plant keep the mosquitoes few miles away from them and attracts a lot of butterflies towards them. So you can easily expect butterflies all over your garden after planting rosemary flower.
Catnip: Thinking by the name that does it have any relation with cats? Yes you are correct. Cats love this catnip plant very much and even will love to roll them in the plant. So it can solve two of your purpose, one is it will keep away mosquitoes from your home and also will satisfy your feline members a lot. But remember not to put any important plant nearby it as you cat will also destroy all the plants nearby it.
Peppermint: You know about the peppermint plant and it freshness. You plant it in your house one thing you can be sure that it will keep a fresh environment around the house. But the most important thing is it also plays a major role is repelling mosquitoes from around them. Remember you will have to plant it all around your house. Not only this, if you get a mosquito bite then rub a peppermint leaf on the place above your skin, your irritation will stop. It is also one of the most popular flavoring substances in the world.
Geranium: Geranium is a very beautiful pink colored flower. It doesn’t grow very big and so you can plant it in a pot around your verandah. It looks very beautiful and keeps all the mosquitoes out from your house.
You know about various plants now that really work out the best to keep all the mosquitoes out from your home. From the next time you should think twice before buying the chemical mosquito repellants available in the market. You have natural ways in your hand so why will you choose the chemicals affecting your body.