Essential aroma oil with peppermint on wooden background
Home - Garden
Keep Mint On Hand To Naturally Repel Mosquitoes
Mint is easily one of the most versatile plants you can keep around, especially because it can help keep away mosquitoes, which cause irritation and bites.
The herb gives off a very strong scent that mosquitoes detest. Its aroma can cause these bugs to lose their sense of smell, making it harder for them to find and bite humans.
If your home suffers from constant mosquito visits, mint will provide you with a defense. You can keep this plant both indoors or on a porch or patio in a pot.
Mint essential oil can stop pests from landing or biting, and the effects can last over six hours. Be sure not to use Mentha Pulegium or other toxic varieties of mint, though.
Different species thrive in different areas, so find out what kind of mint grows where you live. Mint is also known to be an invasive plant, so trim and harvest it regularly.