Mosquitoes are a menace! Well, if you’re someone who’s facing this menace daily and has tried all the possible methods to get rid of mosquitoes from coils to vaporizers, to sprays, to repellent creams, you name it, you’ve tried it; then this read is for you.

14 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

We’ll be talking about one of the most effective ways to keep mosquitoes at bay – mosquito repellent plants!

Yes, they’re actually a thing and I’ll tell you which are some of the plants that can do the trick!

14 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

1. Oregano

Oregano is an herb plant that has some active plant compounds that is known to be highly effective in keeping mosquitoes at bay. While it will not kill mosquito larvae, if any, it can keep grown mosquitoes away.

2. Petunias

Petunias are often known to repel mosquitoes because of their licorice-like smell. Mosquitoes dislike this scent and stay at bay. Also, petunias are truly beautiful flowering plants and are superb additions to make to your garden as it can serve two purposes – beautification of your garden and repelling mosquitoes.

3. Peppermint

Peppermint plant has a minty fragrance that is unpleasant to mosquitoes. Thus, peppermint, mint or spearmint plants can help ward off mosquitoes easily.

4. Sage

Sage plants contain certain natural compounds that mosquitoes do not like and find repulsive. This, keeping sage plants in your garden can keep mosquitoes at bay.

5. Basil

Basil is a herb and it has multiple culinary uses. But apart from its uses, it acts as a mosquito repellent because of its pungent odour which the mosquitoes detest.

6. Marigold

Marigold plants also have a strong smell that can easily deter mosquitoes. While they mosquitoes at bay, they can make for a beautiful addition to your garden.

7. Geranium

Geranium plants have a smell that is similar to lemongrass and this fragrance is released from the leaves of the plant that the mosquitoes detest.

8. Feverfew

Feverfew plant is a flowering-plant that looks similar to a daisy. It is known to help repel mosquitoes because of its smell. This flower also contains pyrethrum oils, that can help keep mosquitoes at bay. They also make for great additions to gardens because they are flowering-type of plants and can beautify the garden.

9. Lemongrass

Lemongrass plant or citronella grass plant, has a strong smell and is often a natural ingredient which is added into mosquito repellents. It is known to be one of the most effective plants at keeping mosquitoes at bay.

10. Bee Balm

While the bee balm plant flowers bloom, it radiates a scent that the mosquitoes detest. Thus, it makes for a great choice to have in your garden in areas infested with mosquitoes, as it can keep mosquitoes at bay, while also beautifying your garden.

11. Tansy

Tansies are flowering plants and they have a strong and bitter odour that mosquitoes find unpleasant. The flowers contain a compound called thujone, that can also help repel mosquitoes.

12. Lavender

Lavender plants repel mosquitoes because the plant has leaves that radiate an intense smell that disable the mosquito’s ability to smell. Also, lavender flowers are absolutely beautiful and can add beauty to your garden.

13. Catnip

Catnip plant or catmint plant is another flowering plant, similar in look and color to lavender flowers, are those that can help keep mosquitoes at bay.

14. Rosemary

This plant is another herb plant that has a strong and woody scent and is well-known to help keep mosquitoes away. While they can be used as a mosquito repellent, it can also be used as a culinary addition and as a hedging or garden-decorative plant, because it can be pruned in such a way, to make for the perfect hedging, bushes etc.