Repel mosquitoes by natural means? That's possible. With these native plants you can declare war on the pests.
In the summer months, people like to relax by the lake or on the sun lounger. But annoying mosquitoes often spoil relaxing in the summer sun. Chemical sprays or special candles are designed to keep the insects away from you. But there is also a more natural way to protect yourself from the pests. We are talking about plants from the home garden.
Scaring away mosquitoes with basil
Lavender repels mosquitoes © IMAGO / YAY Images
Basil can not only be a tasty addition in the kitchen, but also protect against mosquitoes. Placed on the windowsill, it effectively keeps the stinging insects away and also fills the room with a fragrant scent.
Garlic keeps insects away
Garlic is a well-known, but not entirely uncontroversial home remedy for mosquitoes and insects. However, it has been proven to help against one thing: the approach of biting insects is disturbed by the production of essential oils. That's why many mosquitoes avoid skin contact when growing garlic plants near people.
The perfect team: tomatoes and garlic
The combination of tomatoes and garlic is not only a fine choice for cooking. The two also form a first-class team in the garden when it comes to driving away insects. The tomato plants also develop essential oils that keep the mosquitoes at a distance.
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Pretty and effective: lavender
The same principle applies to lavender: With the pleasantly smelling oils, the plant drives away all insects and, on top of that, makes the garden a real eye-catcher.
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The scent of calendula
Due to their fragrance, marigolds are an effective protection against mosquitoes. The bright orange flowers exude scent marks, which are very unpleasant for insects.
Essential oils in lemongrass
Lemongrass is perfect for making sauces and pasta dishes. In addition to aromatic freshness in the kitchen, this plant can additionally scare away mosquitoes. Once again, the essential oils are responsible for this. (jok/spot)