Skip to Main Content
5 Indoor and Outdoor Mosquito Repellent Plants
Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com
Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com
By Guest Blogger
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018

Summer is here and so are those pesky mosquitoes! Purchasing Spray repellent is an excellent choice if you’re on the go, but if you’re in need of protection for your patio and apartment home check out this list of 5 indoor and outdoor mosquito repellent plants!

Outdoor:

  • Marigolds are a bright flower that require sunshine and fertile soil and can complement your apartment home patio. Their best trait, you ask? these flowers have the ability to offend Mosquitoes with their scent. Marigolds contain a compound, Pyrethrum, that is used in many insect repellents.

  • Catnip is easily accessible and drives mosquitos away instantly! They are related to Mint and can be crushed for a more robust protection. Although there isn’t a certain reason for it’s effectiveness, the consensus is that it acts as an irritant to mosquitoes… and Cats. Cat owners may want to choose an alternative plant.

  • Lavender is a wonderful flower that provides so many uses! Use it as and indoor or outdoor plant, Mosquitoes simply dislike the lavender scent and stray far from it. I personally use lavender sprays on my linens, furniture, and candles which has helped tremendously in my Camden apartment home!

annie-spratt-111053-unsplash.jpg

Lavender!

Indoor:

  • Rosemary & Basil add such delicious flavors to cooking AND they provide so much more use than just culinary purposes. They both drive away mosquitoes that could be hanging around in your kitchen area. Set them near your kitchen or windowsill and your guaranteed protection!

Ready to start gardening? A local recommendation is Wildseed Farms located in Fredericksburg, TX, but most garden centers will provide you with potted plants or seeds!

 Be sure to subscribe to Simply Camden to stay up to date on the latest tips, recipes, and advice from your fellow Camden bloggers!

Let's be longtime friends—subscribe today!