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Repel Mosquitos Naturally By Growing These Plants in Your Garden

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Mosquitoes can quickly ruin the enjoyment of your outdoor garden experience. Ordinary repellents are full of nasty chemicals that you probably don't want to put onto your family, and bug zappers are annoying. It also can be debated, how effective candles or incense really is.

The threat of contracting a disease from a mosquito is very real. Not only are humans being infected with dangerous illnesses, so are animals including household pets. Over one million people are said to die each year from contracting diseases from mosquitoes. In the US, the most common disease is West Nile, but they also carry diseases like malaria, dengue fever, dog heartworm, chikungunya and the recent 
Zika Virus, which is responsible for outbreaks in tropical areas throughout the world and was found in 2015 for the first time in the Western Hemisphere. More can be learned about the Zika Virus, here

To help keep mosquitoes from using your yard as a breeding ground, make sure you eliminate all standing water, trim back un-needed vegetation, and consider planting these mosquito repelling plants. 


Mosquito Repellent Variety Pack includes an assortment of our 15 most popular varieties proven to fight-off mosquitoes.  Order your variety pack today and grow these plants in your garden to repel mosquitoes, naturally!

 
Basil, Cinnamon

Cinnamon Basil is by far one of the most popular and possibly one of the most fragrant. This basil grows easily. It's aroma's will remind you of sweet cinnamon.

Great multi-purpose variety to grow in your garden that grows well in containers.

Basil emits its aroma without crushing the leaves.

Grow basil in your backyard to control mosquitoes. Plant basil in pots so you can move them around easily.

To keep the mosquitoes away from your body, rub a handful of crushed basil leaves on your skin.

 

Basil emits its aroma without crushing the leaves.

Grow basil in your backyard to control mosquitoes. Plant basil in pots so you can move them around easily.

To keep the mosquitoes away from your body, rub a handful of crushed basil leaves on your skin.
Genovese Basil is a classic! It's prized for being sweet with undertones of a spicy flavor. You can't beat its aroma.   These plants grow anywhere from 18"-24" inches.
 
Basil emits its aroma without crushing the leaves.

Grow basil in your backyard to control mosquitoes. Plant basil in pots so you can move them around easily.

To keep the mosquitoes away from your body, rub a handful of crushed basil leaves on your skin.
Catnip is also a VERY effective mosquito repellent.
According to ScienceDaily.com, nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip that gives the plant its characteristic odor, is about ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET — the compound used in most commercial insect repellents.
Simply grow catnip near the backyard or patio of your house.
Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender, is one of the most beautiful seeds you can plant in your garden.

The oils from lavender flowers are used to make medicines and many other household remedies.
Lavender repels mosquitoes because mosquitoes dislike the scent of the lavender plant.

The lavender plant is very easy to grow!

To make a chemical-free mosquito solution, just mix lavender essential oil in water and apply directly to your skin.

Plant lavender in pots around seating areas on your patio, backyard, and garden to control mosquitoes.
The lemon balm plant produces beautiful lemon-scented leaves.

For an easy homemade repellent, crush lemon balm leaves and then rub them onto your skin. Keep the plants growing near doorways where the leaves will be readily available when you need them.
Lemon Grass is a tropical plant that produces a thick grass that can even be used for flavoring many culinary dishes. It can also be used to make a medicinal tea for the treatment of digestive issues and fever/flu-like symptoms.

The long lemongrass leaves should be collected by snipping them off with scissors anywhere from mid-summer on.

Mosquitoes do not care for the fragrance of lemongrass.

Grow these attractive "grasses" near walkways and near seating areas to deter them.
Great multi-purpose variety to grow in your garden that grows well in containers.
Basil emits its aroma without crushing the leaves.
Grow basil in your backyard to control mosquitoes. Plant basil in pots so you can move them around easily.
To keep the mosquitoes away from your body, rub a handful of crushed basil leaves on your skin.
"Potted marigolds can be positioned near entrances to your home and any common mosquito entry points, such as open windows. The smell may deter mosquitoes from going past this barrier. While marigolds can be used as border plants around the patio, we do not advise putting marigolds on the patio table since the bright blooms may attract wasps. Besides repelling mosquitoes, marigolds repel insects which prey on tomato plants, so you may want to plant a few marigolds in your tomato bed for added protection." -source: Learn.EarthEasy.com

Marigold, Sparky
Finely cut dark green leaves. Flat leaves. Use this parsley for garnishing and culinary decoration. Tolerates heat better than most varieties.

 

Pennyroyal
"Crushed pennyroyal stems stuck in your hat and pockets really will repel gnats and mosquitoes. Dog owners often see their dogs rolling in pennyroyal patches, and dog instincts can usually be trusted." -source"MotherEarthNews.com"

 

Rosemary
"A simple repellent spray is made by adding 1 cup dried rosemary to a quart of water, boiling it in a pot for 20 to 30 minutes.

Pour a quart of cool water into another container (that holds at least half a gallon), then strain the rosemary water into the container. Pour small amounts of the blend into squirt bottles to apply directly to the skin and outdoor pets.

Store the unused portions in the refrigerator; discard it when it no longer smells strongly of rosemary."

Sage
Burn a little sage over coals to repel mosquitoes!  Works great.

 

Tansy
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant of the aster family, native to temperate Europe and Asia.

Tansy is a strong herb, beautiful & yet suitable for growing around doorways to act as a mosquito deterrent.

 

Wormwood
Wormwood can make a lovely, unique border and the strong odor does a good job of keeping mosquitoes at bay.

Note: Do not rub on skin.


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