Backyard Plants That Help Repel Mosquitos

Plants you need in your backyard

Mosquitos have always been an annoying species to deal with since the beginning of time. They have been around since the dinosaurs and like any creature they have their strengths and weaknesses. Some plants act as a repellent due to the pesky creatures’ dislikes. Here are some of those plants you can try planting in your backyard to limit the amount of mosquitos present. 

Before you Plant 

These plants are all beautiful, fragrant, and help get rid of some mosquitos. Yet none of these methods will fully rid them of mosquitos. Also it is important to note if you do have pets that some of the plants may be poisonous to them. Your climate also does play a part in determining their effectiveness. So take all of these points into consideration when planting these in your backyard.  

repel mosquitosLavender 

This plant is very fragrant, a lot of humans tend to like the scent but for pests it may be too strong. Due to its high linalool content this plant acts as a great repellent mostly in the essential oil form but planting them can also help. 

Lemon Balm 

Lemon Balm has high levels of citronella in it, which as most people have found mosquitos find it extremely unpleasant. You can always buy citronella candles and bracelets but this is a natural form of it. 


This becomes a great repellent once set a blaze so light some up on the barbecue and watch the number of mosquitos fall. Set this in various areas in your garden and you are all set especially in warmer climates, such as Florida. 


This plant has a very distinct smell that deters mosquitos and other bugs. Whether you plant these in the ground or in a container they still have lasting effects. 


This is also referred to as the mosquito plant because it is where citronella comes from. This plant has a citrus like scent and comes in numerous different varieties. It is best to check with your local nursery which species is most effective for your area. 

The Best Way to Ensure your Backyard is Mosquito Free

Although these methods deter mosquitos they will surely not completely get rid of them. The best way to get rid of mosquitos in your backyard is with a SWAT mosquito misting system. Our team of experts help you every step of the way and ensure that your backyard is mosquito free! So if that’s what you are looking for, call SWAT today!