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Top 6 Plants to Repel Mosquitoes From Your Yard

plants repel mosquitosWith so much rain this summer, mosquitoes are becoming quite rampant here!  I have done some research on plants that naturally repel these creatures.  Grow these plants in containers and pots.  Surround your patio and/or deck with them:

Basil – very pungent herb that turns away mosquitos

Catnip – some studies show that catnip is more effective than DEET as a repellent. Keep it in a pot unless you want it to take over your entire yard.

Lavender – hearty plant that’s easy to grow.  Like catnip, it’ll take over any garden space, so just be sure to keep it pruned or in a large pot.

Marigolds – also repel insects which prey on tomato plants.  Plant a few in your tomato bed for added protection

Citronella Grass – main natural ingredient found in tons of mosquito repellents.

Ageratum – secretes coumarin, which is widely used in commercial mosquito repellents.

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