8 Plants to Get Rid of Mosquitoes at Home

Learn more about the easy-to-grow plants that can help you achieve a mosquito-free space


Have you ever noticed how a few plants in and around your home can immediately improve the space? Thriving trees, shrubs, or even cacti and succulents can instantly brighten up your private sanctuary. More importantly, taking care of your plants is also a way of creating beautiful things.

Apart from beautifying your space and soothing your senses, there are also plants that can ward off pesky insects. If you are dealing with too many mosquitoes, you should plant the following.


These flowers contain Pyrethrum, an ingredient often used in insect repellents. They also have a unique aroma that repulses most creepies, crawlies, and short-legged beastiesalso known as bugs. 


You can also use mint to repel mosquitoes, ants, and even other bugs! Insects cannot stand the refreshing scent of this plant.


Aside from being the perfect addition to your pesto, pasta, pizza, and other dishes, basil can also reduce the number of mosquitoes in your home.

Citronella and Lemongrass

If you want to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquitoes, you should plant citronella and lemongrass in and around your home.

Lemongrass, locally known as tanglad, can also be used to add flavor to your food and drinks. You can even use it for your iced tea.


Aside from adding color to your personal space, geraniums can also prevent mosquitoes from invading your home. 


This herb is used to make your chicken, lamb, or beef taste even better. It can also be used as a natural mosquito repellent.


You can also try planting lavender in a pot or in your garden. Aside from its charming violet blooms, lavender also has a calming and relaxing scent. It can even effectively scare mosquitoes away.

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