7 Plants that Keep Mosquitoes Away 

Nov 1, 2023, 04:57 PM IST

7 Plants that Keep Mosquitoes Away 

Riya Teotia


The beautiful plant of lavender not only offers an aromatic fragrance but is also one of the many plants that repel mosquitoes. The pleasant aroma of the plant is actually dreadful to mosquitoes and keeps them at bay. 


Catnip is known as the cousin of mint plant and possesses a natural chemical called nepetalactone, which is both a feline attractant and an insect repellent. 


Basil is another herb that can be used a pest repellent. Its pungent smell keeps mosquitoes away. This herb grows better when kept damp and needs good drainage with lots of sunlight. 


Not only marigolds make your landscape beautiful but they also contain pyrethrum, a compound used in several insect repellents. You can place potted marigolds near doors, windows or wherever there are common mosquito entry points. 

Citronella (Lemon Grass) 

One of the most well-known mosquito deterrents, the overwhelming aroma of citronella plants masks the odour of carbon dioxide produced from our warm-blooded bodies. This stops mosquitoes from attacking you. 


Sage belongs to the mint family and has grayish-green leaves along with woody stems. The leaves of this herbaceous plant have a powerful aroma and also produce oils that help repel mosquitoes. 


This beautiful plant is used in cooking but is also an excellent mosquito repellent. For repellent purposes, both the live plant or its cuttings are effective in getting rid of those disease-spreading bugs.