India is witnessing a comeback of dengue cases. Delhi, West Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh have seen the most number of cases so far.

So it’s advisable to keep mosquitoes and insects at bay, and we have just the way to do it.

Here are 10 plants that are super easy to grow in your garden or indoors to prevent mosquitoes.

1. Rosemary:  With its pungent smell, it drives away not just mosquitoes and other bugs. It grows well in hot and dry weather and can be easily maintained even indoors.

2. Marigolds The colourful flowers have a distinctive smell that repels mosquitoes and other garden pests. Marigold grows well both indoors as well as outdoors.

3. Tulsi (Holy basil):  Tulsi’s strong smell repels mosquitoes and several other insects like whiteflies, asparagus beetles and carrot flies.

4. Lemongrass: It contains an essential oil called citronella which is a natural mosquito repellent. Hence it is widely used in candles, sprays, and lotions for the same purpose.

5. Mint: This easy-to-grow herb is also an effective repellent against insects including mosquitoes. It grows well if given enough light and consistent moisture.

6. Garlic: Cut pieces of garlic can be kept to repel mosquitoes. You can also plant garlic in the garden to help drive insects away.

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7. Lemon Balm: The plant grows well and requires little maintenance, making it easy to grow anywhere.

Lavender The essential oils in the plant drive away several insects. It is easy to grow and should be kept in a sunny spot.