Safeguarding Your Space: Plants and Herbs Against Mosquitoes

By sharon-leach December 12, 2023

Indulging in the great outdoors during warmer months is a delight, but the presence of pesky mosquitoes can quickly turn it into a challenge. If you’re on the lookout for natural methods to keep these unwelcome guests at bay, consider integrating these visually pleasing pest control updates into your landscaping this coming 2024!


Cultivating herbs offers a delightful solution, elevating your culinary experiences while naturally deterring mosquitoes.

  1. Basil: Basil produces oils that mosquitoes find unappealing. If you still find yourself dealing with bites, simply crush a few basil leaves and gently rub them on the affected area for itch relief.

  2. Lemongrass: For added privacy without resorting to a fence, try lemongrass, growing three to five feet tall and adding movement and texture to your outdoor space. Trim it down for culinary use and savor its mosquito-repelling benefits.

  3. Rosemary: A versatile herb in various dishes, rosemary requires minimal maintenance and dislikes excessive moisture. Mosquitoes dislike the scent of fresh rosemary, making it an excellent addition for both culinary and pest control purposes.


These visually appealing plants not only introduce color and variety to your garden but also act as natural mosquito repellents.

  1. Citronella Grass: Renowned for its mosquito-repelling properties, citronella grass is commonly used in skin applications and candles. Planting citronella grass in your garden provides long-lasting protection with a scent that mosquitoes find intolerable.

  2. Lavender: Flourishing in hot, dry conditions, lavender plants stay vibrant throughout the season. Their fragrant, floral aroma is not only delightful but also serves as an effective mosquito repellent. Strategically plant them near your entertaining spaces to keep mosquitoes at bay.

  3. Petunias: Whether in pots or in the ground, petunias come in various colors and effectively combat multiple pests, including mosquitoes. These sun-loving perennials can be placed in your yard or on the deck without worrying about them wilting.

Revel in the beauty of nature without the buzz of bothersome bugs this coming 2024 summer!