1: Basil – plant it around your patio, its strong aroma naturally deters mosquitoes.

2: Lavender – not only does it smell great, but it also repels mosquitoes effectively.

3: Citronella – a classic mosquito-repelling plant, perfect for outdoor gatherings.

4: Marigolds – the scent of these flowers masks the smell of humans, keeping mosquitoes at bay.

5: Rosemary – not just for cooking, this herb also helps keep mosquitoes away.

6: Mint – plant in pots to keep its spreading roots in check, and mosquitoes away.

7: Catnip – contains a compound that is 10 times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET.

8: Lemon balm – a member of the mint family, its aroma wards off mosquitoes naturally.

9: Peppermint – plant in pots near doorways and windows to keep mosquitoes from entering.