New Delhi, Lifestyle Desk. Mosquitoes Repellent Plant: Monsoon is about to knock in the country in just a few days, but even before that many states are receiving rain, which is called pre-monsoon. If it is raining pre-monsoon in your city, then it is time for you to be aware of the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

From repellant coils to sprays, there are a number of methods that people often choose to get rid of mosquitoes. But instead of opting for chemical-rich methods, you can always try several natural methods that are effective. Like some plants to put at home which work to get rid of mosquitoes.

So let’s know about such plants that you can get rid of mosquitoes by planting in your garden.

1. Rosemary

An evergreen plant, rosemary is one of the best plants to help keep mosquitoes away. Its pungent smell not only drives away mosquitoes but also keeps away many other insects like cabbage moth, carrot flies etc. Rosemary grows well even in hot and dry climates. It can also be easily planted in a small pot indoors.

2. Marigolds

One of the most popular and common flowers in India, lilies are easy to grow in any type of soil. They are very colorful and have a very distinctive odor, which helps to repel mosquitoes, as well as other garden pests such as squash bugs and tomato bugs. Marigold plant can be kept both indoors and outdoors. You can keep it near the door or window to keep mosquitoes away.

3. Basil

Tulsi is also known for its effectiveness in killing mosquito larvae. The strong smell of basil also drives away many other insects like whitefly, beetles and carrot flies. There are many varieties of basil, such as lemon basil and cinnamon basil, which work to get rid of mosquitoes.

4. Lemongrass

Lemongrass, another effective plant that helps in repelling mosquitoes, is known for its strong and peculiar smell. It contains citronella, an essential oil that is a natural mosquito repellent and is widely used in candles, sprays and lotions for the same purpose.

You can put it anywhere. Lemongrass is heat and drought tolerant, but cannot withstand cold.

5. Peppermint

Known for its unique and refreshing taste, mint is also used to repel insects including mosquitoes. It is also a popular mouth freshener and is widely used for cooking. Mint is easy to grow anywhere and can be kept in containers in your garden or even indoors.

Edited By: Ruhee Parvez