Garden Plants That Repel Pests
Do you find you have nasty little creepy bugs in your garden?
If you are trying to get rid of them, here is some advice.
Lay off the baits and poisons. Let mother nature do all the work!
Garden Plants With Pest-Repelling Properties
Below we provide thirteen common garden plants that repel pests and can help keep ants, ticks, mosquitos, and other little creepie crawlers away from your house when added to the soil. Make sure you plant them around the perimeter of your home. They will act as a barrier and will shield your home from those unwanted little pesty bugs and other insects. And do not forget to plant in your gardens as well.
13 Pest-Repelling Plants
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Basil is another spice that many find tasty when sprinkling in your favorite sauce or, even better, that flavorful meal cooking in the crockpot. You may love this delicious herb, but flies and mosquitos do not.
Bay Leaves (Laurus nobilis)
Who does not like the taste of bay leaves to spice up your favorite sauce? Planting a few bay leaf plants will keep flies and cockroaches away for sure.
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
Chives are great to repel mites, Japanese beetles and those frisky little rabbits that do not want to stay away. The chives will stop the rabbits from digging up your carrots and munching on the lettuce in the garden.
Chrysanthemums (Mums or Chrysanths)
Mums, bring a splash of color to the rows in your garden. But did you know they repel bugs? Chrysanthemums are highly effective in keeping away ants, bed bugs, Japanese beetles, lice, roaches, spider mites and ticks.
Garlic (Allium sativum)
Many of us know the incredible health benefits of garlic but are not aware of how they are beneficial in keeping pests out of our gardens – carrot root flies, codling moths, root maggots, and Japanese beetles, to name a few.
All types of mint are strong mosquito repellants. Planting sprigs of peppermint or catnip around the yard is a great option to keep those biting insects away all summer long.
Onions (Allium cepa)
Onion plants work well to repel aphids, carrot rust flies and flea beetles. Toss a few onion peels and you will find that works amazingly as well.
This popular garnish is a natural repellant for asparagus beetles that will destroy your asparagus garden. Plant it in between the rows of asparagus and it will keep pests at bay.
Radish (Raphanum sativus)
Do you have cucumber plants? If you do, seed three to four radishes in each cucumber hill. Let them mature, and your pest problem will disappear.
Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis)
Rosemary plants are not hardy in all areas. In colder climates, they must be brought inside when the temperature drops. However, they are great to repel against carrot rust flies and cabbage moths.
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Like rosemary, sage, a perennial plant will keep away the carrot rust flies and cabbage moths.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Thyme is another perennial herb that repels cabbage moths.
Oregano also repels cabbage moths, but because it is a spreading perennial it can be difficult to interplant.
Get Rid of Bugs, Keep Pests Out of Garden Naturally
If you are looking for natural pest control, planting these plants can help. However, plants do have a preferred choice of food that they find by scent. Try confusing the bugs by mixing a few of these plants to make it harder for them to find their preferred food by smell. Also, typically plants with a strong, pungent smell are the most effective.
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