8 Plants To Grow At Home In Ghana For A Mosquito-Free Life.

Hey people,

Today is world mosquito day!!! yes you heard me right. It is a commemoration of when Indian doctor Sir Ronald Ross discovered that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans back in 1897.

You all know how much I hate mosquitoes, it is a shame however that they actually never quit! They are surely one on my pet peeves of living in Ghana that I could surely do without. The itching, the noise near your ear, the scared on your body, this is all unbearable. You know I love upcycling and DIY so instead of spending all that money on mosquito sprays and coils, this is the most healthiest solution…

Just make sure you have any of these plants in your garden or somewhere around your home and they will inherently drive mosquitoes away, so you can say bye bye to malaria for good!

1. Citronella

This is the most common one. Most people buy citronella scented candles as it is known to keep mosquitoes away and it smells great. However it can also be planted in a sunny part of your garden to keep bugs away forever. I have also heard that a drop of the oil in your body cream will keep mosquitoes from leaching on you.

Plants In Ghana You Can Grow At Home For A Mosquito-Free Life

2. Marigold

Marigolds naturally contains Pyrethrum, an ingredient found in many insect repellents. Together with its unique aroma, bugs (and mostly mosquitoes) cannot stand it!

Plants In Ghana You Can Grow At Home For A Mosquito-Free Life

 3. Lavendar

Even though we adore the scent of lavender, mosquitoes on the other hand hate it. You can plant this in your garden, make it into oils or burn scented candles with the lavender scent and you are good to go.

Plants In Ghana You Can Grow At Home For A Mosquito-Free Life

4. Garlic

Apparently garlic releases compounds like allicin which are harmful to mosquitoes so they avoid it. So grow it, eat it, keep cloves around, whichever way you want it and you’ll be insect free! I can’t say I will be trying this one as I don’t like the smell of garlic (but i’m not a mosquito, lol)

Plants In Ghana You Can Grow At Home For A Mosquito-Free Life

2 Comments on 8 Plants To Grow At Home In Ghana For A Mosquito-Free Life.

  1. Great informative article, correct on every count. You will find us launch our product in the Media and TV soon – its already in some supermarkets. What is it ? A complex mix of natural minerals that kill larvae in stagnant water, odor that attracts (flies and mosquitoes) specially open defecation. A fly touches effluent – human or pet and your food you will lose body fluid rapidly and need 3 days on an IV. With one spray over we also deal with waterborne bacteria ( Coloform leading to Cholera, Typhoid etc.
    I have convinced our girls that work for us to use cheap oliveoil with some lemonskin- leave and shake for 2-3 weeks and the pleasant scent of lemon keeps mosquitoes from exposed skin.
    After 9 years of scientific tests in the USA, field test in many countries in Africa, Noguchi Memorial studies, studies by the EPA and Ghana Standard Board we are proud to bring this product to the market of Ghana and ECOWAS. We must be vigilant : Aedes Aegypti species are in the North spreading Yellow Fever but already now in Cape Verde ZIKA – which has become a pandemic problem. We cannot free Ghana of mosquitoes they travel on the wind back from Togo / Benin. So plenty of work ahead specially spraying stinking rubbish and inside discarded tyros, favored spots for Malaria mosquitoes ( Anopheles ) to lay 100-300 eggs each – producing in a short time within the 4th generation over 2.5 Million adults again. I have only just left Accra but hope to return where we are happy to demonstrate the work that can only be successful if the whole community joins in. Even today we know that this little terrorist of nature kills more people than all the wars per year. Still children under 5 die – one every 60 seconds. Lets jointly leave a legacy behind – to save lives. Best Regards Peter

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