Are Mosquito Repellant Plants Effective in South Florida?

Are Mosquito Repellant Plants Effective in South Florida?

The heat and humidity in South Florida really start to build during the spring, reaching a peak in the late summer. Besides being hot and sticky, it’s also mosquito mating season. Try to enjoy an evening outdoors and you’ll likely be swarmed by buzzing, biting mosquitoes out for a blood meal. If you’d rather not spray yourself and your property with chemicals, mosquito repellant plants might be an attractive alternative. But, are they really effective for getting rid of mosquitoes, or do you need to do more to protect your family from mosquitoes?

Can Plants Really Repel Mosquitoes?

There’s quite a bit of anecdotal as well as scientific evidence that points to the fact that certain plants contain elements that do, in fact, repel insects. In fact, plant extracts like citronella are often used in mosquito repellent products like sprays and candles. It makes sense then, that if you plant them in your garden and landscape that they’ll control the mosquito population. Some common mosquito repellant plants include:

  • Citronella 
  • Lemon and Citronella Grass
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Marigolds
  • Basil
  • Bee Balm
  • Mint

Are Mosquito Repellent Plants Effective?

Theoretically, strong odors from the plants listed above repel mosquitoes. However, simply planting them in the garden isn’t going to do much to get rid of mosquitoes. To really access the repellent properties of these plants, it’s necessary to process the leaves to get to the aromatic oils. Crushing the leaves and rubbing them onto your skin will help keep mosquitoes away from you for a while, but you need more than a little plant oil to get rid of mosquitoes.

Harness the Power of Plants to Repel Mosquitoes

The mosquito control experts at SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ understand your concerns about using chemicals to repel insects. We also believe that you deserve to enjoy your yard and garden without having to deal with mosquitoes. Our custom-designed mosquito misting systems use plant extracts to provide around-the-clock mosquito protection for your family and property.

Plant-Based Mosquito Misting Products

Spraying toxic chemicals on your children, yourself, your pets, and your yard just to keep mosquitoes away doesn’t seem like a great idea to us. That’s why we use an exclusive line of mosquito misting products that don’t contain anything harmful. Instead, we use a repellent derived from chrysanthemum flowers called pyrethrum, as well as rosemary, and a variety of other botanical ingredients to create a strong, effective, chemical-free mosquito repellent. 

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Eliminate Mosquitoes and Enjoy Your South Florida Yard

Don’t let mosquitoes dampen your summer fun by invading your South Florida yard and harassing your family. Don’t reach for the toxic chemical sprays either. Instead, call the mosquito misting experts at SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ at 1-866-900-SWAT to learn more about our mosquito misting products. You may also send us an email or complete our online form to request a free estimate. Our number one priority is your safety and well-being and we’ll do whatever it takes to help protect your family from mosquitoes.

Get a Free Mosquito Misting System Estimate Today

Don’t suffer from an invasion during mosquito season in Florida, contact the mosquito control experts at SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ today or give us a call at 1-866-900-SWAT to schedule an appointment We’ll be happy to inspect your property and work up an estimate for a custom mosquito misting system. You can rest assured that your family is protected from harmful mosquitoes without exposing them to dangerous chemicals found in many mosquito repellents.


SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ specializes in providing the most effective solutions to manage flying, biting insects such as mosquitoes, no-see-ums, flies, fleas, ticks, and more. Your system will be custom designed to meet the unique needs of your residential or commercial property. Once our premium system is installed, it sprays a fine mist that immediately creates an insect-free zone, allowing you, your family, your guests, and your customers to fully enjoy the beautiful outdoor lifestyle.