Citronella grass, sometimes called mosquito grass, may sound familiar to you! That's because extracts from the plant are a go-to ingredient for many commercial repellents (including citronella candles)
While many of us love the smooth and clean scent of lavender, mosquitoes just don't feel the same. Actually, the linalool odor is detestable to mosquitos, moths, flies, fleas, and other flying insects, too.
Another scent beloved by us and hated by pesky critters? Eucalyptus! The plant produces chemicals like linalool and geraniol that send mosquitoes flying in the other direction. You can even find eucalyptus oil in many commercial repellants.
These vibrant flowers will add fireworks of color to your raised beds or garden while inviting many pollinators like hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Despite all the critters that enjoy it, bee balm has a strong smell that keeps mosquitoes from coming around.
If those clustered, colorful flowers weren't enough to make you want this one in your yard, then the fact that they also attract butterflies and hummingbirds while giving off a mosquito-repelling scent will!
The woodsy aroma of rosemary is yet another that drives away bugs including mosquitoes, moths, and flies. It does exceptionally well in hot, dry weather where it can get full sun every day. Rosemary also thrives in containers so you can set it in various places around your yard