Chemical mosquito repellents are not the best thing for getting rid of the pesky insects. The toxic side effects of the commercial mosquito repellants are frequently linked to serious health conditions including respiratory disorders, seizures, hypotension and more. However, Mother Nature has given us several natural solutions for protecting our homes and yards from mosquitoes. Growing mosquito repellent plants is one of the best natural solutions for defending your home from mosquitoes. These plants release a strong odor that confuses the insects, making it difficult for the mosquitoes to find their human hosts. Other mosquito repellant plants such as catnip and ageratum emit odor that the insects cannot tolerate. Hence, they stay away from homes and yards where these plants grow.