What Scents Repel Mosquitoes?

You may feel overwhelmed by the mosquitoes in Atlanta. There are just so many of them and they are so hard to control. But if you are looking for mosquito control in Atlanta, you might be surprised to learn harsh chemicals and pesticides are not your only options. You can control mosquitoes with simple scents you can find at any candle or essential oil shop. In today’s post, Simply Green Lawncare will discuss some of the scents mosquitoes can’t stand and show you how to use them to naturally repel mosquitoes. Read on to learn more and contact us today for a lawn care company you can count on.





Lavender is a delightful scent… to humans. We love the smell of lavender candles and soaps but, as it turns out, mosquitoes can’t stand it. Lavender candles are easy to come by and make your home or garden smell great. Burn a lavender-scented candle to make your air more pleasant while making it intolerable to these biting pests. You can also try planting some lavender in your garden to keep mosquitoes out of your space. They are lovely to look at, smell great and will keep mosquitoes at bay.






Peppermint has a strong smell that is generally pretty pleasing to a human nose but mosquitoes find it overwhelming. A few drops of peppermint oil in a diffuser should keep the mosquitoes away. Try placing the diffuser in your garden or in a window where the scent will blow outside.





Lemongrass Eucalyptus

Did you know the CDC actually recommends using lemon eucalyptus to prevent the bites of mosquitoes and ticks in adults? This is because mosquitoes can’t stand the smell. This is actually a common ingredient in many insect repellents because it works so well. The smell isn’t always intoxicating to humans either but it will keep mosquitoes away. Try it in a diffuser or a candle.






Rosemary is not something mosquitoes are interested in and it will often mask the scent of food. A strong smell of rosemary will likely keep mosquitoes away. Try crushing up some rosemary leaves in your garden. That should be enough to keep the mosquitoes out.



There are a lot of natural ways to keep mosquitoes out of your space but if these efforts are not cutting it, you can always contact Simply Green Lawncare. We offer quality mosquito control in Atlanta and are a lawn care company you can count on. Reach out today.

About Simply Green Lawn Care

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Simply Green aims to provide the highest quality lawn care, mosquito control, and lawn pest control services to Georgia residents.


We are locally owned and operated which allows us to be accessible, attentive, and responsive for customers in Georgia.


Our well-trained team is easy to work with and determined to exceed expectations.


All our plant health care specialists are Georgia Department of Agriculture Certified and maintain their Category 24 applicators license.

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