5 Mosquito Repelling Plants You Can Install on Your Landscape

Nobody likes mosquitoes. They fly slowly, like zombies looking for their next meal, and when they bite they can leave a very itchy bump that lasts for weeks. They can also carry disease, and if they breed too quickly they can turn both the inside and outside of your home into a potential mosquito minefield.

They’re also some of the hardest pests to control with do it yourself pest control. That is because over the counter sprays that specifically target mosquitoes only last for a few weeks, and other pest control strategies like bug zappers have little to no effect on mosquitoes.

Controlling Mosquitoes Naturally

In order to control mosquitoes in the long term, you have to use the right products and combine them with mosquito control practices, like eliminating standing water and mowing your lawn. Prevention is the key to making sure that mosquitoes do not get out of hand.

But there is a little known secret to making sure that you can effectively eliminate mosquitoes: plants. There are actually several species of plants that tend to repel mosquitoes. These include:

  • Citronella
  • Catnip
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Mint

Whether you are considering new landscaping or you have your own garden and are trying to figure out what you can grow best, each of these plants can be added to a landscape to create an environment that is less prone to mosquitoes. You’ll still need to consider basic pest control strategies, like removing standing water, but by adding those plants to your landscape you can reduce the risk of full blown mosquito infestations.

Add Regular Pest Control to Your Landscape

Mosquito repelling plants are only one part of the puzzle, and don’t necessarily fit at any landscape. Rather than overhaul your whole yard, consider investing in mosquito control. At Green Pest Solutions, we understand the value of mosquito control and regular pest control treatments. That is why we want to help you eliminate mosquitoes around your home and keep you and your family safe from their irritating bite. Contact us today at 877-636-9469 to find out more about our quarterly, affordable pest control service.

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