Summer Gardening Tips – Plants That Deter Mosquitoes

Eager to get started on your summer garden? Before you go grabbing the trowel, you should think carefully about what you’re going to plant. You may already have a good idea of what flowers or vegetables you want to grow, but some plants can double as natural mosquito repellants. Want to know which ones? The professionals at SWAT Mosquito Systems West Palm Beach are here to show you what plants can deter mosquitoes in your summer garden!

Herbs That Can Also Perk Up Summertime Recipes

What puts off mosquitoes the most? For being so small, there are certain smells that are too overwhelming for them to be around and so they’ll flee in any direction that’s far away from whatever is attacking their senses. One of the strongest scents that mosquitoes can’t stand is that of powerful herbs. A few varieties that have been known to deter mosquitoes include basil, mint, rosemary, mint, thyme, and even catnip! The great thing about herbs is that they can enhance any dish, especially summertime favorites like omelets, pasta, and smoothies. Fresh herbs are an entirely different experience than the dried-up ones that you get in a bottle, so they’re always nice to have around.

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Adding Color And Protection To Any Summer Garden

Even if you want your summer garden to primarily focus on herbs and vegetables, it’s always refreshing to have a splash of color somewhere in the mix in the form of beautiful flowers. For a garden that’s appealing to the eyes but still functional, there are many flowers that do a decent job of repelling mosquitoes like lavender, citronella, marigolds, eucalyptus, and chrysanthemum just to name a few. Many of these flowers can also be beneficial for their essential oils which can also act as a mosquito deterrent inside of the home. Growing a few types of these flowers can also come in handy for gift-giving since you’d be able to make bouquet arrangements right in your home!

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Grow Tasty Seasonal Edibles That Mosquitoes Hate

One of the best parts of gardening is being able to grow your own food, and there are plenty of foods that you can grow that double as mosquito deterrents. Garlic and onions are a couple of big ones since they produce a smell that’s too pungent for mosquitoes to handle. These are also two foods that are great for enhancing the flavor of many summertime recipes! Mosquitoes also have a hard time existing around the strong smell of chili peppers which is good news for those who live for spicy food or like to add a little kick to everything they eat. And if you’re a fan of growing tomatoes, eating them can give you the vitamin B1 that you need for your body to act as a fortress to these pesky biting bugs.

Mosquito Misting Products Use Natural Plants

Many of these plants are effective in deterring mosquitoes, and some of them are actually utilized to make the natural solution that’s used in mosquito misting systems. For example, our misting systems use plants like rosemary and chrysanthemum that produce a smell to keep mosquitoes at bay in a way that’s safe for humans.

Call SWAT Mosquito Systems For Natural Mosquito Control

For more information on our natural mosquito control products, call SWAT Mosquito Systems West Palm Beach at (954) 437-1815 to learn more about our mosquito misting systems and to receive a free estimate on your next installation! Our misting systems are customized to your property and work automatically to bring you effective mosquito control all year round.