Summer is finally making it's arrival, and along with the warm temps and fun in the sun comes those tiny, little, pesky, intruders of the season.....mosquitoes.

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When it comes to mosquitoes, Michigan seems to be bombarded with them when summer arrives. The city of Detroit actually ranks 7th on Orkin’s list of most mosquito-ridden cities. Unfortunately, mosquitoes in Michigan have tested positive for EEE, the disease affects both horses and humans, which means stirring clear of being bitten is a must.

In the past few years there has been more talk of the pros and cons of using insect repellent due to the chemical make-up. Although, still a good way to protect yourself from the little blood suckers known as mosquitoes, many look for natural alternatives to protects themselves from getting bitten.

There are actually a number of plants that mosquitoes and other biting insects seem to  dislike. Most of those plant are strong-smelling herbs and flowering plants. Thanks to  Mother Nature there are some easy natural ways to still enjoy the great outdoors without becoming a "free-for-all' buffet for summer's little vampires.

These select plants are great for creating a mosquito-repelling container garden that's great for apartment patios or balconies, or planting around your social or entertaining areas in the backyard. Quite a few actually pull double duty and can be used for cooking as or other projects,  and are pretty fiscal friendly too, so they won't empty your wallet.

Take a look at some great plants to keep the mosquitoes away below.

9 Plants That Mosquitoes Absolutely Hate

Some plants are pretty, some are fragrant, but these plants also keep those pesky mosquitoes away.