The best plants to grow in France to deter mosquitoes

A lavender field. The best plants to grow in France to deter mosquitoes including mint lavender rosemary
Plants such as lavender, mint, rosemary and others can help deter mosquitoes naturally - and give off a beautiful scent

As summer temperatures soar across France mosquitoes can become a major issue. But what if you could plant flowers that keep the insects away naturally? You can. We explore the best plants to grow now.

It is not too late to plant herbs and flowers in your garden, balcony or outside space that can help deter mosquitoes - as long as you water the plants several times a week to ensure that they thrive in the heat.

Mosquitoes live on average for seven days, but do not stray more than around 200 metres from where they first hatch. This means that if they hatch near your window or home, they will likely stay there.

Deterring them from hatching is therefore the first port of call. As standing water can encourage them, one way to deter them is to ensure that all pots and other receptacles of water or rainfall in the garden or outdoor space are emptied regularly.

But while most insect or mosquito ...

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