PLANTS THAT REPEL MOSQUITOES
Mosquitoes aren't just a nuisance you have to endure when you go outdoors, they're a legitimate cause for health concerns. But, dousing yourself, and your family, in chemical sprays come with another set of problems that can negatively impact health.
So, what's a gardener to do in order to repel these biting insects and keep everyone in the home free of disease? Use the power of smell.
Citronella plant, Peppermint or
Lemon balm f
or a quick mosquito repellent, all you need to do is crush a handful of the leaves in your hand and rub them onto your exposed skin.
Catnip is easy to grow - While it will repel mosquitoes that are in close proximity to it, some people apply the crushed catnip leaves for optimal protection.