Does Lemongrass Repel Mosquitoes?

lemon grass planted in containers used to repel mosquitos

Does Lemongrass Repel Mosquitoes? It is a question we receive all the time.

Most of the natural insect repellent products are made from the essential oils extracted from certain plants such as cedar, peppermint, lemon balm, and even soybeans.

Lemon grass has long been used in natural mosquito repellents that contain citronella oil.

Native to Asia, the “mosquito grass” can grow up to six feet tall and is quite an attractive ornamental grass.

Citronella the essential oil found in Lemongrass is registered with the FDA. It is the most widely used natural mosquito repellent found in candles, sprays, and lotions.

To help deter mosquitoes with its strong fragrance, plant lemongrass along walkways and in locations close to seating areas.

Also, consider the image above.

Plant citronella grass in large planters which can be moved around for pest control and to keep mosquitoes at bay.

They function as a privacy screen and smell wonderful.

Here are other plants recommended to repel mosquitoes!

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