9 Plants That Repel Mosquitos (Only Cat Safe)

Are you an Asian trying to figure out a way to get rid of those damn mosquitoes in your house? Well, believe it or not, certain plants might have the solution you’re looking for! 

Also, if you’re a cat owner, deciding which plants to get for the house can be 10x more difficult since cats have a tendency to nibble on everything they’re curious about.

Therefore, all the plants you read about below are cat-friendly; thank me later. 

Let’s start?

9 Plants That Repel Mosquitos (Cat Safe)
Lavender

Below you have a list of all the plants that will help you drive mosquitoes out of your home or even your backyard. Believe me, it’s worth having some of them around, especially in the summer!

Lavender
Lavender

I’ve drooled over the astonishing natural mosquito-repellent properties of lavender in many of my articles before. It’s truly one of a kind! 

If you plant lavender in your home, it will not only keep mosquitoes at bay but also fill the environment with a rich soothing smell of lavender that just calms the soul. 

Basil
Basil

Whenever the basil plant is mentioned in front of people, at least one of them will be confused about what a basil plant is. It’s the same damn basil you put in your food and stews! 

A basil plant is perfect for keeping indoors because it serves as a natural mosquito repellent and will add that fragrant Italian aroma to your house which always makes guests wonder what’s cooking. 

Marigolds
Marigolds

Despite your perception of marigolds as only “beautification plants”, they actually possess certain compounds like thiophenes that work to repel insects and mosquitoes.

Even though a marigold plant as a repellent may not be that strong, it can hold up pretty decently in an enclosed space like inside a house

Rosemary
Rosemary

The smell of rosemary can be an overwhelming one. You’ll know it if you’ve ever accidentally put too much rosemary in a dish

While there aren’t any particular compounds in rosemary that make it a credible mosquito repellent, its strong aroma can be overwhelming to insects which keeps them at a distance. 

Lemongrass
Lemongrass

The Lemongrass plant contains something called citronella oil which is often used in mosquito repellent formulas.

Planting one indoors or even in your backyard can keep those little flying rascals away while also filling the air with a subtle scent of lemongrass tea. 

Sage
Sage

Surprise surprise, sage isn’t only used for exorcisms and keeping demons away. Indoors, a sage plant can serve as a decent mosquito repellent given that the mosquitos are in lesser quantities and not of aggressive nature. 

Chamomile
Chamomile

Like rosemary, chamomile isn’t primarily a mosquito repellent. It doesn’t possess any compounds that contribute to warding off mosquitoes.

However, because of its overwhelmingly strong fragrance, many insects will avoid flying near the chamomile plant. Keeping one in a smaller enclosed space like your bedroom isn’t a bad idea. 

Peppermint
Peppermint

Peppermint is strong…like…really really strong!

If you take a good sniff of peppermint oil straight out of the bottle, it will surely burn your nose. Because peppermint contains menthol, mosquitoes avoid coming anywhere near it as they find the scent quite unpleasant. 

Catnip
Catnip

Catnip is perhaps the strongest mosquito repellent on this list. It contains an oil called nepetalactone that works to ward off mosquitoes better than anything. In fact, one of the many primary ingredients in mainstream synthetic mosquito repellent is nepetalactone. 

The best part about having a catnip plant in the house is that it’s completely safe for cats. As a matter of fact, cats love catnip! 

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Mosquito-repellent plants that are also cat-safe?

Sounds like a gift from heaven, doesn’t it? Now that you know which plants serve the best purpose of repelling mosquitoes, you can experiment and get one that fits your needs most. Good luck! 

9 Plants That Repel Mosquitos (Only Cat Safe)

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