Repel Mosquitos With Platinum Mosquito Protection
Plants can help in your fight against mosquitos. At Platinum Mosquito Protection, we’re passionate about helping you eliminate pesky pests with backyard plants that help repel mosquitos. Along with our mosquito control services, we’ll help you eliminate mosquitos on your property with natural tips. Many insect-repelling plants keep pesky fliers away with their natural fragrances. If you place these plants in locations where guests often sit, they’ll keep the ankle biters away from your entire body. Contact us for more information and a free quote for our mosquito control services.
Most animals and insects hate lavender. It has a fantastic fragrance to many humans that stems from its natural essential oils on the leaves. Lavender is resistant to drought and a tough plant. It only needs fun and drainage to survive.
Rosemary is an herb with a woodsy scent that is unappealing to mosquitos, moths, and flies. Rosemary thrives in hot and dry climates, but will grow perfectly well in humid weather. Rosemary is a great choice for your yard because it’s easily pruned into multiple shapes and sizes. You can use it to repel bugs and pick some as a seasoning for your cooking.
Marigolds have a distinct smell that keeps mosquitos away. You can grow these in pots or place them in a container for the same repelling effect. Marigolds also keep out whiteflies, squash bugs, and aphids.
Citronella grass is one of the most commonly used plants due to its distinct odor. The lemon-scented plants use their natural ingredients to repel many different types of pests. It’s low maintenance and can be planted in direct sun.
Lemon thyme’s natural scent helps repel mosquitos. All you need to do is crush the leaves to bring out the lemony aroma that acts as a pest repellent. The bonus is that lemon thyme makes a lovely addition to your garden or flower bed. You can also rub the leaves on your body for a natural repellant. The only thing to remember is you need to test the plant on a small area to ensure you aren’t allergic to the oils.
Wormwood emits a menthol aroma that bugs don’t like. It is easily grown in your flowerbed or garden to keep the mosquitos away. You can also make a spray from the essential oils of wormwood essential oil to spray around the outside of your property.
Chrysanthemums are stunning flowers that double as insect repellents. They’re low-maintenance and provide more extended protection due to their longer blooming times. Planting these around your property will boost the look and help get rid of pests.
Basil is an herb that most pests hate. The basil leaves’ harsh smell keeps mosquitoes and flies away from them. Basil is best in moisture with good drainage and lots of sun. You can plant it in containers or with other flowers.
Catnip isn’t just for cats! The mint family’s catnip loves to invade other flowers in your garden, but it’s excellent at keeping away pests. Catnip is more effective than DEET at keeping away pests in its area. It’s been found that catnip’s essential oil of nepetalactone gives it an odor that keeps away mosquitos and cockroaches.
Also called lemon balm, bee balm is perfect for attracting sweet butterflies and bees while repelling pests. All you need to do is crush the leaves of bee balm to release its oils. The beautiful flowers of bee balm provide a gorgeous boost to your property, too.
While sage is used for spiritual cleansing in many cultures, it’s also perfect for getting rid of bugs. Sage’s earthy smell is a natural deterrent to all types of bugs. You can plant sage on your property, toss the plant in fire pit flames, or dry it to make homemade bug spray. It’s easy to use in all forms. Most pests really hate the burning smell of sage.
Pennyroyal is a type of mint. It’s so potent that it’s toxic to humans and animals if too much of its oil is absorbed into your skin or eaten. When it’s grown carefully, pennyroyal is a highly effective plant to repel mosquitos. You can crush pennyroyal leaves or plant them in containers to repel pests.
Garlic is great at repelling both vampires and mosquitos. The potent scent stays in your bloodstream when you eat the garlic leaves. Mosquitos don’t want to have a dinner of garlic. You can also plant it in your yard to help its scent linger in the air.
Scented geraniums keep pests away with their smell. Most of all, they hate lemon-scented geraniums. Geraniums grow quickly and beautifully in sunny and warm climates.
Mint is a perfect way to keep bugs away by growing it in pots on your patio. You can easily dry the leaves and use them inside as well. Mint has a distinct and strong odor to keep pests away. Spearmint and peppermint are the most commonly used type of mint to eliminate pests.
Allium bulbs include onions and garlic. Just like many humans, mosquitos can’t take the smell. The gorgeous globe-shaped flowers add beauty to your garden while repelling pests. They’re also perfect in vegetable gardens to keep away slugs, aphids, and cabbage worms.
Floss flowers are perfect in container pots or as bedding. They contain a chemical that repels mosquitos called coumarin. It’s important to note this chemical is also toxic to humans and pets if ingested.
The Key to Blocking Scent Receptors of Insects
Mosquitos love to target their victims for their next lunch by the gases and odors we emit. To them, sweat and carbon dioxide means a hefty meal is near. Scents of flowers and some fruits and chocolate can actually block an insect’s receptors from finding us. Since plants emit many of these fragrances naturally, it’s the perfect way to keep mosquitos away. Planting or placing these plants and herbs around your deck or patio helps reduce them in the area. While it won’t magically eliminate all of the critters, plants will help reduce their presence.
Best Ways to Use Mosquito-Repellent Plants
The best way to deter mosquitoes from the outdoors of your home is to simply put these plants in pots, crush their leaves, or burn them. It’s essential to combat mosquitos before they hatch. This is done by getting rid of their nesting areas, including buckets, birdbaths, clogged gutters, and dishes under flower pots. The best news is that many of these mosquito-repellent plants emit pleasant odors for humans. You get the added beauty of plants and flowers combined with mosquito-fighting properties.
How Can a Professional Keep Mosquitos Out of My Yard?
Platinum Mosquito Protection works with pest-repellent plants to keep away as many insects as possible. Our highly-trained and experienced technicians install our misting systems to help you fight mosquito problems. We know the best ways to keep the pests away from your yard. We’ll listen to your questions and make recommendations based on your specific property.
Contact Platinum Mosquito Protection
Platinum Mosquito Protection offers free estimates to help eliminate mosquito problems. Whether you see one mosquito or a swarm, we can help you get rid of them. We’ll determine where they love to breed and multiply on your property. Our mosquito misting system offers optimal performance levels to get rid of these pests. We’ll install our systems in your tree lines, near fences, and shrubs for an impenetrable wall. Contact us today to schedule your estimate!