9 Best Plants To Protect Against Mosquitoes


Lavender not only has a pleasant fragrance but also repels mosquitoes. Planting lavender in your garden or placing it near windows can help deter these pests.


Marigolds contain compounds that mosquitoes find unappealing. The scent of marigolds (Tagetes) can help keep mosquitoes at bay.


Catnip (Nepeta cataria) contains a chemical called nepetalactone, which is known to repel mosquitoes. Be aware that catnip can also attract cats.


 The strong scent of basil (Ocimum basilicum) can help repel mosquitoes. Planting basil in your garden or using it in pots near outdoor seating areas can be effective.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) releases a lemony scent that mosquitoes dislike. It can be grown in pots or planted in gardens to help repel mosquitoes.


The strong aroma of peppermint (Mentha piperita) can deter mosquitoes. Planting peppermint or using its essential oil in diffusers can be effective.


Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) contains a natural compound called rosmarinic acid, which has mosquito-repellent properties. It can be grown in gardens or placed in pots.


Certain geranium varieties, such as Pelargonium graveolens, have a lemony scent that can repel mosquitoes. They are often used in outdoor pots or gardens.