We all look forward to summer and love the warm weather, but there is something that comes along with it that many of us can’t stand.

It doesn’t matter where you go. They are going to come after you --mosquitoes, of course. They are the peskiest of bugs if you ask me. The itching and scratching tear up your legs and ruin a nice day outside.


It's not just that they are annoying, it's also that these insects carry all kinds of deadly diseases like Malaria, West Nile, Zika, Dengue, and many others I could never learn to pronounce. We want to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

An Alternative

Instead of hosing yourself down with bug spray and putting up tiki torches and Citronella candles, there is something else you can do to keep them away from your backyard and person, and it’s something you probably like to do during warm months anyway.

Planting! You can put several plants around your home to keep mosquitoes away.

According to Garden Design, there are twelve plants you can have around to keep those awful blood-suckers far away.

10 Plants To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Here are some things you might want to plant in your garden this summer.

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There you Have It!

Those are just some plants you can put in your garden or around your home to keep those annoying critters away from you.

Do you have any other plants to recommend? Any tricks or remedies for mosquito repellants/bites? Share your secrets! Hit us up on the app and let us know how you keep mosquitoes away.

Hopefully, your solution is better than mine: don't leave the house. Kidding, mostly!

Thanks for reading!


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