Mosquitoes are responsible for various diseases and it is vital you do everything to keep them away from your homes. An easy way to get rid of them is by placing certain plants in your home that act as natural mosquito repellents. We highly recommend this method because not only is it environment-friendly, but also beautifies your home.
Getting your hands on these plants isn’t difficult; they should be easily available at your nearest supermarket. We list some of the most effective mosquito repelling plants.
1) Citronella Grass
A garden lover’s favourite, this plant is the most commonly used mosquito repellent and has a fresh, lemony scent. Also, rubbing the crushed leaves of this plant on your skin can repel mosquitoes to a great extent.
Most essential oils are produced using lavender. It’s tough, drought-resistant, it needs ample sunlight and good drainage. Besides that, this plant is a strong mosquito repellent. Apart from growing these plants in your garden, put cups filled with lavender leaves in places where you are likely to find mosquitoes and watch them disappear.
3) Scented Geranium
Its lemon scent is the most preferred scent to keep mosquitoes away. It grows well in warmer areas and has a strong fragrance. It’s ideal to keep this plant near your windows.
Beautify your house with this ornamental plant. The marigold plant emits a fragrance that prevents mosquitoes from breeding and is really easy to grow.
From the options mentioned above, grow a plant of your choice and keep mosquitoes at bay with ease. Doing so will protect your kids, as well. Remember, a house free of mosquitoes is a healthy house!