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Common house plants that repel mosquitoes
Summers have finally arrived, and along with it starts the mosquito menace. The pesky mosquitoes which buzz around your head are a serious nightmare during summers. The mosquitoes are a dangerous breed of insects that are capable of changing their genotype, rendering chemical mosquito repellents ineffective.

But, have you ever tried to repel mosquitoes in a natural way? Oils found in certain types of plants, especially herbs, are natural mosquito deterrents. So, if you add a few such plants to your garden, you can keep your surroundings mosquito free.

Here's the list of plants that repeal mosquitoes:

Marigold:


This plant not only make the landscape attractive, but also has a distinctive smell which repels mosquitoes. If you plant marigold plants near mosquito entry-points, such as doors and windows, then it will obstruct the entry of mosquitoes. Many gardeners use them in the veggie garden to deter other insects, but as a mosquito repellent, marigolds are powerful.

Lemon Balm:


It is a member of the mint family, it's basically a hard plant and grows very easily in extreme conditions also. It's fast growing, drought resistant and reseeds itself easily. It gives strong, incense-like odour which repels mosquitoes.

Citronella:


Citronella is one of the most common ingredients in insect repellents, due to its strong smell. It's a beautiful perennial clumping grass that emits a strong aroma. That aroma masks other scents, and keeps mosquitoes from being attracted to things located around it.

Basil:


It's a common herb, which is used in kitchens. So, if you plant some basils in the Kitchen garden, then you will have double advantage. First thing is, it will work as a quick and easy mosquito repellent and apart from that you will also have a delicious fresh herb on hand to add to all of your favorite recipes.

Peppermint:


Most bugs don't like the smell and taste of peppermint, so planting it around your home is a great way to keep them away. Plus, if you do happen to get bitten, then it also works as a medicine. Peppermint leaves rubbed directly onto the skin make a great bite relief treatment. An added bonus is the wonderful minty smell that makes a delicious addition to food and beverages!

Garlic:


Unfortunately for all of us who love Italian food, studies have shown that eating garlic does not repel mosquitoes. However, having garlic around does! Make sure to add some garlic to your flower bed or vegetable garden to keep mosquitoes away.

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