5 Indoor Plants That Keep Mosquitoes Away During Monsoons

5 Indoor Plants That Keep Mosquitoes Away During Monsoons

4 Aug 2022 | 3 min Read

Reema Shah

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You might be taking up multiple measures like keeping the windows shut by evening, using mosquito repellent spray, or trying out natural ways to keep yourself and your little ones safe from the dengue and malaria-causing mosquitoes, but you will be surprised how mosquitoes find their way into the house somehow, especially during monsoons. 

Here’s a list of five indoor plants that will help keep the mosquitoes away.

5 Indoor Plants That Keep Mosquitoes Away

1. Citronella Grass

Citronella grass is one of the best indoor plants that keep mosquitoes away. It is known for its unique aroma which helps repels mosquitoes. The best part of this plant is the ease with which it can be maintained. Keep the planter near the window or balcony to ward off those mosquitoes.

2. Rosemary

This evergreen shrub is one of the best plants to keep those pesky mosquitoes at bay. The pungent smell of this herb not only keeps those mosquitoes at bay but also many other bugs like carrot flies and cabbage moths. The plant can easily be maintained even indoors using small planting pots.

3. Tulsi (Holy Basil)

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Tulsi not just has medicinal properties but is also one of the best plants that keep mosquitoes away during monsoons / Credit – Canva

This plant has several benefits for both children and adults and has a strong smell. The Tulsi plant is highly effective in killing mosquito larvae and helps to get rid of not just mosquitoes but other insects like whiteflies, carrot flies and asparagus beetles too.

4. Basil

Basil has a distinct smell and helps to get rid of mosquitoes and other pests like flies too. You can keep this plant on your balcony, terrace or even indoors where it gets direct sunlight.  Ensure that the plant is damp and has proper drainage. You can also take some leaves from the plant and rub them on your skin or on your toddler’s skin to stay safe against mosquito bites.

5. Lemongrass

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Lemongrass is an important indoor plant that helps to keep mosquitoes away during monsoons / Credit – Canva

Lemongrass is another indoor plant that helps repel mosquitoes. It has a strong and pleasant smell and contains an essential oil called citronella. This essential oil can be commonly found in lotions, mosquito repellent sprays, and candles too which drive away the mosquitoes. Lemongrass can be planted anywhere. However, keep it indoors during the winter season. 

Keep one or more of these plants in your house to ward off those pesky mosquitoes.

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