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Basil is so effective at repelling mosquitoes (and adding a delicious flavor to Italian fare!) that you'll want to grow it all around your house. Windowsills, porches, the garden - the possibilities are endless! Throw it in a cute pot next to your kitchen sink or on your porch and watch the magic happen.

13 Mosquito-Repelling Plants That Will Save You From Bites This Summer

We all love the summertime, but unfortunately, bugs do, too. If you're someone who gets swarmed by mosquitoes whenever you walk out the door, and have tried everything - citronella candles, bug spray, mosquito swatters, and my personal favorite, insect zappers - then you certainly know that these buzzing nighthawks are no small task to handle. However, if you're itching to enjoy a good BBQ without being bit by a million little critters, then we have a solution: plants. Yes, it's true. On top of plants' amazing air-purifying properties and ability to look absolutely stylish both inside and outdoors, they too can help fight off those relentless mosquitoes. So, if you're ready to entertain without swatting for your life, here are 13 mosquito-repelling plants you'll want to get your hands on.


This Color-Changing Succulent Turns Pink in the Sunlight, and It Costs Only $6