PLANTS REPEL MOSQUITOES -Summertime is time from fun in the sun, outdoor cooking and just relaxing next to the pool. But this hot time of the year also brings out that most hated insect in the South, the Mosquito.
In addition to spraying yourself down with whatever you can find to help, for a greener approach, try installing some of these mosquito and insect-repelling plants around your yard. These are some natural plants that can help greatly.
Here are 6 plants that can help repel mosquitoes.
Place potted marigolds near mosquito entry-points, such as doors and windows, or on a deck or balcony where you spend a lot of time outdoors. They also deter insects that prey on tomato plants — an added bonus for gardeners.
Not only do they make your landscape more attractive, but marigolds also have a distinct smell that repels mosquitoes.
Citronella is one of the most common ingredients in insect repellents, due to its strong smell, which masks mosquito attractants.
The perennial clumping grass grows 5 to 6 feet, and can be planted in the ground or kept in large pots.
Citronella plants thrive best in full sun and areas with good drainage.
While Catnip does repel mosquitoes in close proximity, some people apply crushed leaves for more protection.
In addition to smelling lovely, aiding in relaxation and promoting restful sleep, lavender dissuades mosquitoes and gnats from invading your outdoor dinner party when planted in the garden or in pots placed by windows, doors and entertainment areas.
Enjoy delicious pesto dishes, and keep mosquitoes at bay, with this insect-repelling herb. Basil is one of the few herbs in which you don’t have to crush the leaves to reap its benefits.
Also, known as horsemint, lemon balm’s aroma wards off mosquitoes, but attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies.
It’s fast growing, drought resistant and reseeds itself, so consider planting in a pot rather than in your yard to avoid a lemon balm takeover.
We at Southern Pest Control hope that you have found this interesting. Remenber when the unwanted pest problem gets out of control, we can quickly rid you of this problem. We have been helping folks like yourself along the Gulf Coast for over 35 years. Please visit our website at www.soyhernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn more about us.
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