Mosquito getting nectar from a white flower.

What Plants Attract Mosquitoes?

Avoiding mosquitoes is something we all want to do. They’re not only an annoyance, but they can be dangerous to people and pets. 

It’s common knowledge that there are plants that keep mosquitoes at bay, but what are the ones that attract them? 

First, it’s important to know that mosquitoes get their food from plants. The nectar and moisture from plants sustain them and act as the primary source of sustenance for females and the only one for males. 

Plants That Attract Mosquitoes

While there are some plants that mosquitoes don’t like, most plants are quick, easy, and abundant sources of nutrients and water. That being said, almost all plants that can hold water will be enticing to these pesky blood-suckers.

Generally speaking, if bees and other insects gravitate to a certain plant, mosquitoes probably will, too.

  • Water Lilies
  • Jasmine
  • Butterfly Bushes
  • Hyacinths

What Else Attracts Mosquitoes?

Over time, mosquitoes have adapted to recognize specific cues that are indicative of a meal. As a result, several other things attract mosquitoes besides plants.

  • Dark Clothing
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Floral Colors
  • Floral Scents
  • Sweat
  • Humidity

Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

If you plan on gardening this year, you should consider using plants that repel mosquitoes and other insects.

  • Lemongrass
  • Citronella
  • Catnip
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Marigolds

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