Repel Mosquitoes By Growing These Plants!

 

If our region is currently in its warm/wet season, we have most likely swatted away more than our fair share of the dreaded blood-sucking mosquito. They’re not only annoying–insistent on interrupting your campfire fun and producing extremely itchy bumps–they’re also potentially dangerous, depending on whether contaminated blood has mingled within its body.

These are some great options to repel mosquitoes!

 

Herbs / Spices

Basil

https://www.flickr.com/photos/deamentiaemundi/9089598472/in/photolist-eRdyX3-2BvHtG-ER2y-53eb5m-pzxa4-cLKtCb-8Z7p6T-2ffCZv-7ZkyJQ-pMm3p-6niUBA-9ynb61-2fjQ9N-2ffu8F-4SC49k-2ffH6a-8zXiDt-Wnf-2fk4go-7xLD9y-7SQ5iW-h3qeec-7Yo3Cc-povoDG-jba5n-4imnU6-6ci8W9-4TNswH-9YbkaW-zy7wG-9FKefU-b5JqT-5GY9j4-NEEju-6QtNH-fNUeMq-7Cm1Xc-7jRmYe-8A1qd1-9ECYj-gQZkP-2o7J4t-8z2DRx-4Kz2X2-7gFCir-9oU53k-5EKTEt-7jRmre-8uHhCS-9ECWG
Photo Credit: Christoph Zurnieden

 

Catnip

https://www.flickr.com/photos/izik/5801780705/in/photolist-9QFDgP-8KBR3K-8GxZYb-4okKQL-4YRBeu-9K4Hg2-9K7wTL-7Q5Q-9K4HY2-4N2nz5-pCriyp-aTzSb-6ALX8c-844WT6-6CaNK5-aQVc7-dZ5sqL-7Khsf-7feRXF-3jnSVf-dYYKWx-JJpCF-dYYKTp-auB7co-9BpzN3-6AR7WL-7UmiU5-adcRHZ-7fiJF9-7feRTR-d3uWU9-92XqaB-7fiFjb-7fiJBA-92XqaM-7fiJJ1-7fiJs7-7fiJVA-7feRyR-dYYL96-7feRBr-dZ5sho-7feRGP-5BfAos-6KLkkz-7feRKP-92XqaR-7fiJiW-7feSbx-7feSeV
Photo Credit: Isaac Wedin

 

Clove

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shizhao/471134410/in/photolist-HCFR5-81QB1U-dkiiwK-fBCGBD-aAfUXo-hM8giQ-dnYW3D-azhsuz-eexXKq-5GBDgh-5NhdpQ-63nRP6-beZPGz-j4x9ip-2NMMto-abDRmo-7DkFfq-7JLgrH-6JyVKk-7eVJX7-8UyoZi-dinoGv-dA5D5W-aaWkmP-9YuTF-34ACTT-4GskSE-7XHEDH-5stBMi-qCf2qk-fDwDa-9wuvB7-RQs1-54Uu4Z-4DYgPo-8UrLXf-8i1uBV-6eUP7T-4yEAPn-dFtEUV-bNEeLB-ptWURp-3tquqZ-bBDHEV-f3KfEN-F2A4Vm-EfUJ7X-9jQPqC-6DUmjK-728smn
Photo Credit: shi zhao

 

Garlic

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tiggywinkle/22289364/in/photolist-2YeRo-f5653S-8MDBau-6e76yC-PpKoh-66rTHm-vDvdA3-8HtRGm-ay5bF6-ay5cKv-ifWic-38V94Z-8dgsse-87ZnTD-675grw-5s48WE-ARSty-a3YPZA-8mL5Du-8cVuzP-sxw4-2EA9D-bXxYr5-az2KJv-az2Lmx-5A4ySK-9NAJiY-4L7Wjt-632DRd-6xAxBK-7jRen6-6MczLB-aaWjRa-bXxYfj-fDEQt-tHan1-fDEKu-8tf5WN-cEoZK1-acwxAQ-iZ1RWF-cLCG9j-adZPwE-tH7C3-cKuWSS-c9pSQG-8KwHZn-c26HwA-6NBimY-ajgKpj
Photo Credit: Ceridwen

 

Lemon Balm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alicehenneman/5851264304/in/photolist-9V4g2j-6Ahuuz-29sy9c-4PRrHT-9NVqYz-opgC6F-puzwc-6A8J34-fB8jts-7rJdni-g2az2x-g2aD1K-cbXF6w-8uCCBt-gekRY-7rJdyT-dR3ZSw-91EXrF-hRWR6-4ywDTL-7rN9No-5Sk3Rj-asigwk-rSXwXR-csXD5m-djmXYg-cPcdJU-bMQyA4-9CqDSs-7rXUAr-kQy8F1-8uFHwf-a6kzyH-aj9TCv-bLz4Zi-dcT74y-8e6q4d-85LgYf-6RQZpt-8mND1k-9GoGKh-a6oqYo-KiVBL-9NySkm-99M3D3-c1UxR1-2fscu-a1UfT7-9UasKP-dAjLrS
Photo Credit: Alice Henneman

 

Lemon Thyme

https://www.flickr.com/photos/satrina0/3610181032/in/photolist-6v283y-fUFFo-7SKuWC-9wUUfi-6wY7kc-a6wtZV-4yijjV-4TWHTT-cLbHFL-4Zh1K4-eXQCb-GBVRB-cLbLgy-9umqu4-drZQzB-jzViEh-83eNa3-atCaJG-8DULj6-9yd1Wj-32fnY-52Tcop-6Bqp4G-LMxCQ-9fyGVa-atzvhx-tiM1mN-6vBFm8-28zhq1-7xadaH-f1mycM-KezKv-eDjVGy-bU4H6z-93mVUP-feTHxC-atzuX4-m2aBDA-47f6DL-6QZzsw-brgSmp-feDqfF-bwSoqu-cCiEXC-7mipoy-7twtVN-DoBT3s-6Yk4bx-6bSkRp-e3Fi7G
Photo Credit: Satrina0

 

Peppermint

https://www.flickr.com/photos/donabelandewen/3375602915/in/photolist-69hR9g-5raj7T-QXJKo-icise-rhhqBd-7Rzsn8-9vyamJ-5LRtU2-cRjahJ-3vLdu-ycjru-7HGwf1-4DZwfH-5mYEMY-4nKHKJ-agCMsj-9RyfiJ-9sns3E-bUNEXp-a8phv9-gQc2h-5LbmaZ-7jQQtJ-8P2SdF-dnwxpT-5LfCqf-5Lbi9c-4eymVn-eyiH6-2CdJt-4eyn4H-9LZ8Jn-pvH1UU-4eymQH-2CdJN-wAnDS-4eCkbJ-w2PJD-82qsJb-oxS4xk-wYq5U-9acVeG-5JVJ1y-aCcUVu-a1LCwM-oVUxn-8rR2E3-8RE5xp-jibyGv-wAnEw
Photo Credit: Ewen Roberts

 

Rosemary

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lovelihood/4396551048/in/photolist-7Gvtsh-eeb6Ji-4LsKwu-FNHmb-9YuEs-7ZQVa3-ndYfMp-4DDoVk-7Yys2Q-bo9qX5-aAazv-6GhjiP-spab-K9De-aSKry-4KsR8Y-5TgT57-iHYeJ-5GHxkg-eeb6Vx-eWGE7D-buBmYZ-eeb75K-pkhhxQ-7X3msk-boY8yc-7NAWNo-Gv42eK-3PbCd-6sKbHm-7FLgyy-8Wp7Au-gN5qH-4nmYsp-hRWR9-7rNr99-nd6q6-AejjJ-7rNqYm-FFvF9v-5hRiec-8SWfF-7PNr6e-pNedLC-6KDzDp-rmyumd-5cPdwb-btxLd-4jtLCU-enNtfy
Photo Credit: Kim Love

 

Stone Root

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dweickhoff/4766658638/in/photolist-8gdnxC-c6Ryds-ceL48S-ceL4wu-c6RVp1-eKtpXn-ishV3U-8e8q7m-aPFrM4-4yV7EN-7aZkXW-4xQFJ8-csWUmh-7r4n88-dMAC2Y-bWkb9v-b3EwR-adTFsG-g1EDcJ-opRs7v-bXoyY6-dKmzmG-4UFRWs-ffviLZ-adkQZ-7Yrb2f-ceL4tu-8vVzfS-BtcWbK-gkr48f-i6jwqx-H3trD-4E4rQc-ffvbZX-c6RQPJ-nVrzBs-4mc3ZG-FfNty-ehWwnd-8YHu67-59yvbA-yNdpw-anNiwV-7cLc9g-DWXs-9pZ1iC-mzW39g-rcQAtC-CU6km-9pMsZQ
Photo Credit: David Eickhoff

 

 

Plants

Lavender

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chodhound/8204318588/in/photolist-duZh5L-8jgi6U-6QTFhZ-cE9gAs-bV2jc2-ofcPii-fe1G5t-4Y8z9s-ajevPM-efSmGd-frEfm3-arvJSs-56peVm-8jd4r4-i5hULT-569fag-6FfHTo-cfunTW-oAKVBV-bVxFba-cyWJQN-9BVfCT-a4iHn3-5a3Du2-noyQGX-8e3CZU-6uqehK-dZzt2e-4YpkUz-fneQ4x-4dGTkk-5dh7Hq-6kdBZ3-5ggR6a-6QXHFm-6wqxFj-afL8A5-4Pcaem-6EJhPF-cKGgpq-8eoWSr-i5hxYd-8f5F1r-7Jexft-wrP5uu-art5Hv-71588X-VASob-vzaN15-vjTVs9
Photo Credit: Adrian Scottow

 

Lemon Scented Geranium

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wdwbarber/654257924/in/photolist-4VcFAD-8WbirX-zXyoE-ZJSNV-ZPf63-4YZthA-ZPfa1-ej4Tiy-5sGhfu-53RnBG-4K8yot-6Rs4Wy-jJBZHH-9Nfh4p-5sGhr7-b5BUKF-6CuTFn-W7hPb-BimkS-5sGhPN-5sBUfK-5sGhZN-9qzRor-7ZKv6-56qpDV-7TXMuB
Photo Credit: Bill Barber

 

Lemon Verbena

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetbeetandgreenbean/5936967517/in/photolist-a3CvAV-csbEGY-7QnJir-8suy9j-8yd2i7-8wsKaA-2z83TQ-dT3F6p-8suxZG-6iiYpe-nbVfLa-5u92BT-88k3YN-piwsBX-6x5AN1-8srCeB-bno8Yc-5Uy5V-apMiXg-9YiiXa-9UviY1-6zMf9V-eS5e25-z8EfyX-eRSLYp-fymBkn-4Pexb1-fymBmX-9WTVVa-6G9uqJ-9Ymd5N-nuprzA-ebUrHP-rrkDkh-49fzn7-p22fZg-eRSM2e-59TqAF-zPNdM-6YJtfB-nupbca-9Un7NT-6SJT3N-h3C1r-c72zTo-c72CgJ-efAwTy-jUcPU-8j3k9M-fgM1qH
Photo Credit: jacqueline

 

Marigolds

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shanebyrd/5851337313/in/photolist-9V4CJ6-gdaz9-cB9wib-a3P6mu-4YcAn4-6wutVc-fyzL3Z-8XSoCm-oz4AnT-6AXmDh-o685ti-6wuuPc-49a7r-6y5Yci-2T2j8p-6QbDD3-8XSfrj-6FXbCY-D3nWq-4YgQZy-qEADS-55NjRP-4mnMYy-EA2b-4aHpe-yiWyMf-2T2iqZ-6HLyx9-6WAC3a-2T75uq-edg3e5-4E6brX-6HLyxA-4W2zBg-owRFi-32D7Vx-cBtK8J-edaotv-eJBg-E42Gj-8mDDGj-4nMzh3-6Q7D4T-jE4Df-5aevKU-Pghfe-55SwF5-8oa9Yh-29wVh3-ex522Z
Photo Credit: Shane Byrd

 

Nodding Onion

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dbarronoss/9642866004/in/photolist-fG7d7q-6JCXyS-8mCRma-t9CkeX-vof6oo-fiMUUL-51oESn-fnQXAM-2iRP68-cEE7rU-ifPuwR-fi8yT4-8NS2iX-gqo7z8-8NV8pJ-ajQR86-cEjp6A-o4vYam-ftxCaZ-8kvZMg-oQzJcC-osKJdd-6Ro1b-aVF1Pc-61sSgM-p9WEt2-oJRGVU-p9WDei-9rERJ7-61sGJi-cL7rbL-6MtMKz-abvAdv-6MxZeE-6MxZ6S-6JyQ6M-a7uyJT-e3UVC6-5KCvFE-8mFXH7-8mFXjJ-46Bse6-5KygQH-paa9Zi-6y5qV9-oNjzZK-4pf1TN-cEE8Fb-finN1o-t9zNJB
Photo Credit: Danny Barron

 

Pineapple Weed

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bushman_k/5749585183/in/photolist-9L58n2-9KUtzy-9KRG14-oaMC1h-a7bePf-9YYYrL-7T9RwA-58pzi9-9KUvJy-8k66po-oqfsQm-9LCerH-9LCeap-9sf3AE-9KUwxS-5bbhNC-QYcxr-7W3p3f-f9XRWL-9scfcg-nNFrji-brkMRR-9Be1FN-dsE58F-Ep2ynh-4bGoKp-Ei7BZZ-EsynLM-EqeD4m-cd9vpd-8jefc2-9KUyPf-7m1HNa-7m1HGp-rS3x7f-cAAvBA-GbMmG-9KUxAJ-9KRN3Z-o62sM2-6rvTpq-E2WvPS-5gTfSG-EiBjSL-EkQddz-owAkP-DtXLAD-EfUaTC-8UWC2h-EqeFAf
Photo Credit: Kirill Ignatyev

 

Pitcher plant

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dorofo2504/8212924788/in/photolist-dvKopw-61L31R-8Uf2uG-6DXkmK-6aw9BF-qCzo4X-ePhsYR-48Mf6y-e93auo-7yd11o-57iALe-4XXHFJ-7ugo9C-neYRvT-ePtSiW-5rJ32X-nXAYzN-4vB2r7-4niTdD-4hrHJG-ayZFXE-4hnDig-ra61QK-fFZE3q-8JhDAx-4hnD1B-ouF3Ga-3JvenB-3rHmv4-2hsa37-3Ze9F9-4J5Xa8-gpSt9N-4qpTph-5rNmLN-bvZonY-29ewfe-65LQVV-6sacFp-8B4tc8-66EB8V-5hRwHb-4F8HKo-63C7i9-4hrHZ3-e7mPqU-fFH6cH-csXQHy-cu2js1-a8af9C
Photo Credit: Doug Ford

 

Sweet Fern

https://www.flickr.com/photos/52122218@N06/6027364615/in/photolist-abBPvz-6K8s2r-rvepC6-rdD2Q5-rdEZuw-rdEdjw-8oAmQg-rsVRfC-rsVWbu-NFmCx-AiptP7-nQH1Uv-cd2dXu-areNfy-4fpHi5-8Wm7S6-fUgMkB-nwqQQY-fquk5V-9jbQgT-mX2hWt-5CoFmC-9xRnk8-8UrEjX-qMwgLE-s7uFpy-7PGZf8-9jeW85-9jbQMr-bp49BT-Cp2yTv-eUKCFj-7ZAcPo-2mJXBt-pqzUtf-6W4DHC-5Xc4DC-bp49XH-6EbmS8-g2qU75-o37kX4-sBDCrD-DS1abS-e2vzqA-9ERXiz-boJKJ1-5qQqgv-dtWRSu-m6AhLv-pM4SYG
Photo Credit: Mat Brown

 

Wild Bergamot

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sentrawoods/3725654195/in/photolist-6FdXca-FFuYnY-a2t7t9-FXbfQE-eHfTPJ-G81B7s-bqNj28-FbaXpb-8jbMye-eUS4yU-ctm4oN-q1ZHg8-eXW3B4-a2qvVz-ePGYyh-bfDJre-ksXnNB-6UUNRh-a2w9XW-4G92we-a2qvei-FFuWkm-nHpTRz-ozTCT5-a4GPWX-4WLMAQ-93pPJr-cpgBSA-ajTGEU-a2tq2o-55TNT4-iG6Whp-EDwRbw-aVuncz-f9DvaH-oi7Buw-a8wHoy-a2ways-fdsRsW-nY4AhN-a8a1TW-5825nc-a2trXA-FRmeLY-agooqL-cbB8Ed-f8ZJdu-fhM7fc-cFoGTu-a7jpet
Photo Credit: Ken

Wormwood

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaymackinnon/219020860/in/photolist-kmxgJ-6do8ov-9fJMsU-8RXZy-ATqnq-ATqno-4eUWqC-bymCAa-bymFTX-5Xcz9X-7hypw-4bMpge-57vJzR-7hyn5-qUaXg-68M7ip-6SXEJU-68RjVd-68M7nH-dmu77a-6DSg1j-7NLUfx-32Zmr5-caZexy-ciGiwy-4AZhrb-4V8iED-sYnBs-JgeZR-4Gq9yA-8915AK-nwoqr2-ennD8j-7EyBuT-oPB78L-fzygXe-fzNpoA-dTsejB-fzgw3w-etUhL7-8Ekohg-LxUP-oPC9tq-4zcZ92-dadMnt-6veXn2-Am6YC-RtqG-pDzjYF-fzyg8v
Photo Credit: Jay Mackinnon

 

Trees

Cedar

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jrasku/12576397895/in/photolist-kakjWt-8k9FDj-4AVWSc-bKmFtx-pDtG47-d6VQqY-8xTd5Y-6u2RMV-fxW5Mj-4hGW9e-7ZDUMC-37kV4c-g5U21-acF8qL-fxWmvs-62YcEJ-7GchtQ-83RM1r-CoqT7-a7Sz7n-51yFa6-716BJe-4juXUo-7G8jYr-6ikis9-qGU5DU-mShv5z-d6VZGA-2HKRHU-d6W84y-d6VQ3f-d6VSQN-d9SMZw-d6VRPN-d6W7FJ-fwRrSx-d6W5Rd-d6VsPE-q3XerT-d6W6EC-d6W6gN-d6W8Cq-d6VXN1-d6W9gs-5Bn4ak-6JxJjG-fxWEGG-q2PRc-d6VYfu-d6W3cm
Photo Credit: Jigme Datse Rasku

 

Eucalyptus

https://www.flickr.com/photos/57768042@N00/3342910438/in/photolist-66phNS-aTt132-agoX2L-66k1x2-FiZRR-adzRL4-9gRaHY-arA57Q-7VmWJM-aTt1ZK-77usRE-9hJ1y5-eehwA-ahS5kc-66yheX-aqMSYU-as2KJC-aqqp9s-5XvKrT-aPrL7V-68rpaV-77uAYY-8UGp2k-7ErrB3-aNT4Tg-6gc7tF-E8yPMe-hCtXo1-6Lm3y6-6Lm2eg-jHXcZB-9Drxo-qPQGat-4878p7-jrz9F-6Lq9Wm-4878ib-cK65V-8pj8JK-jyGarf-77qG1Z-77uAyQ-aArdty-4zvF8V-apPjuo-4RxUyp-MFUKE-76513r-7ZDLsD-4jRohn
Photo Credit: Sydney Oats

 

Tea – Tea-tree oil

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31031835@N08/6268619801/in/photolist-axWjgK-bkrJ4e-neVSFJ-bjcdqM-bcon9V-biAwxF-s5thw8-83o7Md-7o6GCa-5tsW82-rwnXeu-ehZQmM-b4tnsT-bcoqBn-8zXaHH-3KGve8-9MX8FH-bkrCGB-dHGFei-qzSenS-gzSXY-ayk8wM-eieP6H-b4tgYr-b4trfk-kLriBT-aZbvdv-fXD8aP-ei6zMW-bkQkgS-eikAFG-8W6RtQ-pRcsBq-pJxXhL-sppJmN-7L7d9T-ksyDZj-7yyUd6-7eKKLj-bcojji-ppYygC-q16eMx-dcqNjV-q32vDz-ei6z1Y-5WFgnm-bEXdoe-9MX8QT-6eZqvU-HnbDe
Photo Credit: John Tann

 

Grasses

Lemon Grass

https://www.flickr.com/photos/82066314@N06/9216800917/in/photolist-f3svND-cfGJAL-JjaRN-akVgpw-5vppc9-awTadB-4Cu9Ge-g9rUww-5utSbp-4ZovtU-6HNeQ5-8Xa6o5-8rHADw-8ShRrb-agcExo-ag9tje-eEYqdi-9ShDVv-ag9zfB-8tS3MA-bcqjy4-bctrun-6w2P77-apPsNY-8q4NWS-nXqhEx-agcfh9-6w2P7b-BzNiya-8ShSw9-6PFqh2-8VP99d-8X77uH-cG6mkG-6w37vA-aksnJr-9BsFrV-8Fccry-bpTKxB-og24DR-mCK5K3-dCyjL7-n96gri-meJzGH-4T2HrX-aogaar-67bmx9-dCsTW6-aj9NLa-6778Pp
Photo Credit: Iqbal Osman

 

 


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