The Best Plants To Protect Against Mosquitoes

Hearing a tiny buzz in your ear could be a sign that a mosquito is nearby. These pesky critters tend to come around during warm weather and aren’t afraid to bite.

In order to prevent mosquitoes from spreading viruses to humans and animals, people can use certain plants to repel them.

Lavender Drives Mosquitoes Away

Lavender is considered to be one of the most soothing scents and is often used in essential oils. Dried lavender can also be used in DIY beauty treatments.

lavender growing in a field
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Tim Graham/Getty Images

This plant is drought-resistant, thrives in full sun, and needs excellent drainage. It also is a great plant to use to repel mosquitoes.