If you could magically vanish all the mosquitoes in the planet, you would. But until you discover how you would be able to do that, the next best thing would be to get rid of them in your home.
Like most homeowners, you’re not too fond of using chemical insecticides. These are not only harmful to the environment but also to your and your family’s health.
Good news is, you can repel these annoying creatures with the use of several plants.
Best Plants provides a list of 21 mosquito-repelling plants that you would want to cultivate in your garden. Some of those included in the list are basil, catnip, catmint, cedars, citronella, garlic, lavender, lemon balm, eucalyptus, mint, wormwood, rosemary, tea tree, wild bergamot, and stone root.
Cultivating these plants will be highly beneficial for you and your family. Remember, over 1 million people all over the world die from a mosquito-born disease annually. Some of the deadliest diseases they transmit include:
- Dengue fever
- Yellow fever
- Eastern equine encephalitis
- West Nile virus
By having the plants mentioned in the list in your garden, you can lower the risk of encountering these potentially fatal diseases.