Q. What plants naturally repel mosquitoes?


The following plants are said to repel mosquito pests:

lavender (Lavandula spp.)

lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

holy basil (Ocimum sanctum)

citronella scented geranium (Pelargonium 'Citrosa', Pelargonium graveolens)

Mexican marigold (Tagetes minuta)

neem - Azadirachta Indica (syn. Melia azadirachta)

Note: Plants must be bruised in order to activate the odors in the leaves. For more information about non-plant-related insect conrol, see this EPA publication: Mosquito Control.


For tips on a variety of gardening topics, see our Plant Information Guides.
Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service



  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2018
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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