I hate being bitten by mosquitoes! Well… I think no one likes being bitten by mosquitoes by the way. But these critters are so relentless in their ways and pesky.


Thank goodness they can be warded off by having some bug and mosquito repellent plants around your home and yard though. Using plants and other natural ways to repel bugs and mosquitoes is always the better option to using chemical filled bug sprays.


Yes, I know that especially in summer when it is probably the time of year when mosquitoes are parading around the most (I mean flying around), you need some help to prevent them from penetrating your skin.


It is said that they are the culprits responsible for carrying around and passing on some deadly viruses to humans. So we definitely have to find ways to prevent these parasites from harming us.


There are quite a number of things we can do to eliminate or at least keep mosquitoes and other bugs at bay. And using plants as a natural bug and mosquito repellent is absolutely one of the best ways.


Some of these mosquito and bug repellent plants are actually used in products that are created as bug repellents. But you can get the benefit of these plants by chopping or tearing the leaves and rubbing their oils onto your skin.


You don’t even need to rub on these plant leaves onto your skin. You can just adorn your garden or yard with them. Mosquitoes can’t stand the scent of them, and will run for cover elsewhere.


You can also use some of these plants as houseplants. They will repel bugs while making your home beautiful. Or you can keep them on your balcony, and keep those pests at bay out there. Here are ten beautiful plants that will naturally repel bugs and mosquitoes:


  1. Peppermint
  2. Sage
  3. Marigold
  4. Basil
  5. Citronella
  6. Floss Flower
  7. Citronella Geranium
  8. Lavender
  9. Rosemary
  10. Lemon Balm


Keep those pesky and bugs and mosquitoes away from your yard by planting some of these beautiful bug repellent plants. And remember, one of the first steps to take is to make sure to get rid of any standing water you may have around your property. I am referring to water in open containers, as these provide the perfect environment for mosquitoes to breed!

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