Plants That Help Repel Mosquitoes

Author: Mosquito Squad

When thinking about planting your garden this Spring, Mosquito Squad suggests using some of these plants in your design to naturally repel and control those unwanted mosquitoes. They all have something in them that mosquitoes do not like to be around. That keeps those unwanted mosquito bites away from you in your backyard.


Well this is an obvious one. This is the plant that the oils are used in bug spray repellents and torches for your yard, but you can also plant it naturally to keep mosquitoes away as well.


This member of the mint family will help keep mosquitoes away. It also has wonderful health benefits to boot.


A lovely flower to look at with a light, calm and soothing scent. It also can naturally control mosquitoes and other bugs by keeping them away.


Studies have found that catnip is 10 times more of a deterrent than DEET, a commonly used ingredient in many bug sprays. Your cats will also love having it in your garden,

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Lemon Balm

A great an powerful lemon scent will help keep those mosquito bites away. Be careful, however, this plant can be extremely invasive.


Marigolds contain Pyrethrum. This a natural compound that repels mosquitoes. The compound is manufactured synthetically and used in many pesticides. The flowers are beautiful as well.

Herb Gardens & Garlic

Plant herb gardens and garlic. Basil, rosemary, and garlic are all natural bug repellents. You also have the added bonus of being able to use them for cooking.

Here is an added tip using these plants in your backyard. Break the leaves and flowers and rub the natural oils directly on your skin to increase the positive effects of repelling mosquitoes.Think how wonderful you will smell while keeping those nasty bites away. Well maybe not the garlic!

If using these plants in your garden is not enough to keep mosquitoes and ticks out of your backyard, go to to learn more tips to keep those bug bites away. If necessary, we can provide a treatment plan, to protect your family and pets from bites and disease and we guarantee it!