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Plants That Repel Mosquitoes Naturally


2. Basil

According to a 2009 research study conducted cooperatively by the Korean Society of Applied Entomology, Taiwan’s Entomological Society, and the Malaysian Plant Protection Society; basil—or the phytoextracts within the Ocimum basilicum plant—is effective in repelling mosquitoes.

Scientists evaluated the larvicidal effects of three phytoextracts—methanol, petrolium ether leaf extracts, and crude carbon tetrachloride—of the medicinal plant. They discovered that the extracts (particularly petrolium ether leaf) were effective not only for repelling mosquitoes, but also for killing mosquito larvae.

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