Rid Your Yard of Mosquitoes with These Plants


Landscaping at home does not just involve sticking random plants into your barren front or backyard and making it look more “green.” When designing and landscaping at home, you need to invest some time, energy, and creativity into beautifying your yard — but you’ll also need to put some real thought into it.

This is especially true if you have certain allergies, pets, or if you want to populate your property with plants that help repel pesky bugs (not the good ones, but pests such as mosquitoes).

4 Easy to Maintain Plants that Repel Mosquitoes

1. Citronella

Citronella plants growing alongside a house

The distinctive citronella aroma is a strong smell which masks other attractants to mosquitoes, making it harder for them to find you.

2. Horsemint

mosquitoe repelling horsemint plant

Horsemint gives off a strong incense-like odor which confuses mosquitoes by masking the smell of its usual hosts.

3. Marigolds

garden of insect repelling marigolds

Marigolds contain Pyrethrum, a compound used in many insect repellents.

4. Catnip

Growing Catnip

Catnip is a natural mosquito repellent.