5 Fragrant Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Editorial Staff

These 5 Fragrant Plants That Repel Mosquitoes are perfect to plant around your ponds, fountains or any other spaces in your yard or garden

Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance when you go outdoors, they’re a legitimate cause for health concerns.

They search for people or animals to dine on, sucking out their blood and bringing all sorts of diseases and viruses like Zika, malaria and west Nile virus, which you’d probably never wish on your worst enemy or pets.

Using an outdoor planter you can plant any one of these plants on your patio to help ward of mosquitoes and keep your patio beautiful!

Rosemary  is great when you want to gather around a fire without battling mosquitoes.  Just toss some in the fire, mosquitoes don’t like the smell. 

Peppermint has a  minty clean scent significantly better than that awful chemical smell, it can serve as a natural insecticide to repel mosquitoes.



Lavender not only smells good and relaxing, but it can keep those tiny pests from ruining your outdoor dinner party

Lemon Balm is a plant in the mint family.  The green leaves have a lemon mint smell to them. Crush a handful of the leaves in your hand and rub them onto your exposed skin

Here are some more Homemade Mosquito Repellents