Mosquito's are one of the less enjoyable aspects of summer time, but you don't have to slather your family in toxins to keep them safe!
Find natural relief from back yard mosquito's by planting these plants around your yard. To enjoy the benefits of their natural repelling on the go, try making Catnip into a spray or clipping a piece and rubbing on your skin. Test an area of the skin for allergy before using all over.
A plant which, when crushed, releases an oil. This oil can be placed directly on the skin to act as a mosquito repellent, or mixed with other oils and liquids to make repellants.
A small bedding plant with big potential that contains Coumarin, the smell of which mosquitoes absolutely detest. Ageratum is used in the commercial scent industry and even in popular mosquito repellent sprays. One notable feature of ageratum is that it is not good to allow it to make contact with your skin.
The scent of marigolds is offensive to most people and mosquitoes. You can grow it in your yard or cut the flowers off and keep them around the house to keep mosquitoes from visiting.
Also known as Beebalm, Horsemint is an adaptable perennial plant which repels mosquitoes much the same as citronella. It gives off a strong incense-like odor which confuses mosquitoes by masking the smell of its usual hosts.