Keep Pests Away Naturally With These Plants
Many homeowners are concerned about bugs and other pests on their property. They are also looking for more organic methods of pest control before they reach for a chemical option. If you are seeking a more natural method of controlling pests, there are a variety of plants that you can grow around your home that act as natural pest deterrents.
Household pests, like flies and mosquitos, don’t like the smell or taste of basil. Growing it in your garden can protect other plants, while also reducing the number of bites you and your family incur. Additionally, basil can be pumiced and used as a natural insect repellent. Having a basil plant in your home makes it easy to include it in everyday cooking.
Lavender repels moths, fleas, flies and mosquitos. In addition to its relaxing and refreshing scent, lavender protects you and your pets from unwanted pests. Hanging lavender around the home helps to keep away bugs, while planting it in full sun garden areas keeps pests away from other flowers.
Mint is a proven mosquito repellant, and very little needs to be done to use its power. Just strategically place mint near entryways and garden corners to protect other plants. Additionally, it’s perfect for cooking, making tea, or making natural soaps and beauty products that are extra pest-repellent.
It isn’t just herbs that repel pests – flowers have repellant powers, too. Marigolds are especially useful for keeping aphids out of the garden. They even deter some rabbits and small rodents! Protect your garden from mosquitos, aphids, ladybugs, and some furry creatures with marigolds.
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