The heat came, and with it came the mosquitoes. Thousands and thousands of them stalk us during the summer both on the streets and at home, often disturbing our sleep even at night. To fight them, the conventional way is to use the typical repellents, but the insects are becoming more and more resistant to them. Fortunately, although some insects (including mosquitoes) are disease carriers, it has been confirmed that they do not transmit Covid-19.
The answer to mosquito pests is as always in nature. Here is a selection of plants that keep mosquitoes away, as well as many other insects. That’s right, forget about conventional repellents and let nature take care of the problem. In addition, the plants listed below are not harmful to the health of children or your pets in any way. Let’s see them:
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Not only tremendously effective against mosquitoes, but they are also beautiful, colorful and have an incredible aroma. It is also a very common plant that is very easily found.
This aromatic plant, besides being widely used in cooking, has a smell that bothers insects a lot.
A plant with medicinal uses that keeps flies and mosquitoes away. In addition, it has very showy flowers and is very easy to maintain.
One of the most aromatic plants whose smell is one of the greatest natural repellents we can find.
It is a perennial herb that is commonly used in the manufacture of commercial insecticides. It’s not a showy weed but it fits perfectly in the garden to protect the rest of the plants.
- Thanks to the oil released by its leaves, Nepeta Cataria, or Catnip, is much more powerful in scaring off insects than most chemical repellents.
Garlic is a great option to be planted near doors and windows, because it is one of the best repellents to keep many insects away, mosquitoes among them, thanks to the sulfur it contains.
The smell of cinnamon is another effective weapon to fight mosquitoes. In addition, it serves to combat other wood-related pests, such as worms and moths.
Against wasps and hornets, the best without discussion is Artemisia Absinthium, commonly called Wormwood. Thanks to its powerful essential oil, thujone, not only repels these dangerous insects but also other unwanted insects such as mosquitoes.
Citronella is one of the most popular and effective plants for fighting mosquitoes. Thus we usually find different products based on this plant, such as candles, bracelets, aromatic sticks…
As always, remember that at Agrojardín we can advise you on the prevention of mosquitoes and any other pest harmful or annoying to your garden, so just come and visit us and ask our staff!