Not many people know that garlic can also be used to repel mosquitoes. Commonly used as a kitchen herb, this herb has a distinct aroma. Even mosquitoes hate this smell.
You can use a few cloves of garlic that have been finely chopped. Then we spread onion pieces in the corners of the house to drive away the mosquitoes. The smell of garlic can last up to two days.
Marigold flowers, or more commonly known as Jupiter flowers in Indonesia, in addition to their beautiful color, are also effective as mosquito repellents. Marigold plants contain natural compounds that can be helpful in protecting your home or garden from mosquitoes and aphids. Another advantage of marigold plants is that they are easy to grow in a variety of soils and conditions.
It has long been known that pennyroyal is an insect repellent (including mosquitoes) because it has a strong mint scent (stronger than regular mint) that can effectively repel mosquitoes. Even this plant effectively repels cockroaches, fleas and rats. Planting a herbaceous plant in your garden will prevent mosquitoes and other insects from entering your home.
Tips for choosing mosquito repellent plants
Basically, you can use any mosquito repellent in the house. However, it must adapt to many factors, starting with type and size. Here are some tips for choosing plants that repel mosquitoes.
1. Adjust Volume at Home
As mentioned earlier, there are some plants that can only be kept outside because they require a lot of light. If the yard is wide enough, you can certainly opt for a large mosquito repellent.
2. Choose the Right Media for Your Indoor Environment
You know, it’s not just the floor that you need to focus on. Containers are also an important element to consider if you want to bring plants. In addition to pots, you can also use used vases or already perforated tin cans. However, it should still be able to absorb and remove water, yes.
3. Choose Plants That Have More Functions
There are also mosquito repellent plants that can give off a delicious scent. You can also look for plants that can be used for making spices or for home decoration.
4. It’s Not Just About Mosquitoes
Although mosquitoes are the main enemy, there are plants that can drive away other insects. If so, you can also prevent flies, moths and fleas from entering your home.
All the mosquito repellants mentioned above are guaranteed to be effective in controlling mosquitoes in your home. Now all you have to do is choose the best plants to grow at home.