The last thing you want to join you as you enjoy some time outdoors this summer is a swarm of mosquitoes. Fortunately, there are some plants that are said to help keep them away. You get the benefit of enjoying the plants and being freed from the pesky flying insects, too.
Citronella is one of the plants that people will probably recognize because so many people get citronella candles. However, what they need to realize these candles are not as strong as the plant itself and at times the light from the candle can attract the bugs. With the plants, though, they do not have the light and have a much more potent scent to them which keeps the pest away.
Catnip is another plant that people will enjoy growing. The catnip does have to be close to people for it to work on getting the mosquitoes repelled, but it will help people out in getting the bugs away from them. For a more potent affect some people rub catnip leaves on their body to get rid of the bugs.
Lavender is a very powerful repellent for bugs of all types. Not to mention it can be put into spray bottles and can be safe for kids of any age to use as well. The lavender plants have a great scent to them and they tend to help keep almost every bug you can imagine away from you.
Being able to enjoy the warm summer nights is a good thing. However, for a lot of people they will notice the mosquitoes can kill the nice night out. This is when people should know about some of the plants that can repel the mosquitoes and other bugs.