If you are used to spending time outdoors, whether you are sitting in the yard or you have a spacious balcony, then mosquitoes will certainly enjoy your company. And we all know that it is not at all pleasant to be pinched by these insects, besides the itching caused by pinching, mosquitoes can transmit deadly diseases.

But there are a few plants that will keep mosquitoes at a distance, and you can enjoy the time outdoors.

1. Lavender

The delicate and relaxing fragrance of lavender is effective in fighting mosquitoes. Plant lavender around the place where is your resting place, and once it blooms, insects will no longer appear. You can do the same if you have a spacious balcony. Lavender grows well in pots.

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2. Lemongrass

Lemongrass or citronella, has a pleasant smell for people, but repellent for mosquitoes that will not come close to the area where it is. No wonder Lemon is used as a natural ingredient in the preparation of insect solutions that you find in commerce.

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3. Basil

Basil is an aromatic plant that can be used successfully in culinary recipes and as a medicinal plant. In addition, basil holds bugs at a distance, but also other pests. So plant basil in the garden, amongst the layers of vegetables and flowers and in the relaxation corner, to get rid of insect bites.

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4. Mint

Like basil, mint is used in medicine as well as in gastronomy. In addition, its delicate fragrance is repellent for mosquitoes. An advantage of this plant is that it does not need special care and adapts perfectly to any environmental conditions.

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5. Rosemary

Rosemary can be successfully grown in pots, especially as in winter it must be protected from frost. This fragrant tree not only gives  flavor to your dishes, it keeps mosquitoes at distance.

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Miruna M.

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