Mosquito Repellent Plants for a Natural Pest-Free Yard
If you’re looking for natural mosquito repellent plants for a pest-free yard, look no further! These plants are known for their essential oils, which are released when the leaves are cut or bruised. The oils repel mosquitoes and other insects that don’t like the scent or taste.
Beautyberry plants are a member of the Lamiaceae family, which includes many mints. The fragrant oils released by crushing the leaves of the beautyberry repel mosquitos, and the berries often last long into the winter to attract and feed songbirds and small mammals.
The same plants that drive your cat to distraction can simultaneously protect Felix from mosquito bites. Join the kitty for a romp through the Nepeta plants, often called catmint, whose leaves are edible for your human guests as well. Spread some clippings around the pool and patio for a more bite-free relaxation zone.
Mint is a wonderful plant to grow in your garden. It will repel mosquitoes, and the best part is you can drink the resulting mojito without being bitten!
Lavender smells wonderful, but it’s more than just a scent. The sweet soapy perfume of lavender permeates the foliage, not just the flowers, and this means that mosquitoes do not like this smell. You can rub the plants on your skin as a kind of natural repellent — try finely chopping a few stems and mixing with sweet almond oil as a skin preparation, or crushing them and rubbing on skin and clothing to keep pesky bugs at bay.
Rosemary is a popular herb for many reasons, including its ability to repel bugs. The pungent, piney scent of rosemary is incredibly effective at keeping mosquitoes away from your outdoor space, and it will do double-duty in flavoring your meats as well. Rosemary does need full sun to prevent needle drop, but it prefers to dry out between waterings.
Mosquitos still bugging you? Mosquito repellent plants can help, but our pest control services can keep your home healthy. We are proud to serve Grand Strand residents and are dedicated to continue developing our relationships with the local community. Our services include residential and commercial pest control, moisture control, dehumidification and termite protection! Give us a call at 843-236-3065 for our Myrtle Beach Area and learn more about what we can do to help.