4 types of repellent plants that effectively repel insects

By Andrii MaistrenkoJun 25, 2024 07:03 AMGarden
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It is difficult to fight insect pests, especially if they enter the house and create colonies. Chemical repellents are usually used to kill them. They are effective, but they have a significant drawback – they harm human health.

"Fortunately," writes News Bytes, "there is a natural substitute for 'chemistry' - plants that repel pests. Here are 4 types of repellent fauna that can be kept at home, in the yard, or the garden."

Lavender

Lavender has a pleasant aroma, but this is not all the benefits of this plant. It turns out to be a good insect repellent.

Plant it in the garden or pots near doors and windows, and you will get rid of mosquitoes, flies, wasps, and other pests forever.

Basil

Basil is a versatile plant. In addition to its many medicinal and culinary properties, this herb is also a powerful repellent.

The strong aroma of basil repels mosquitoes, flies, and ants. Plant it in pots or your garden and enjoy the added benefits of fresh herbs for cooking.

Mint

Due to its wide range of uses, mint is called a miracle herb. Its refreshing aroma is pleasant to humans but unacceptable to insects.

Tip: Mint is an "aggressive" plant in terms of spread. It grows quickly, so it is better to keep it in specially designated areas, for example, in the form of a mint "barrier" around the garden.

Marigolds

Marigolds not only decorate the landscape but also contain the component pyrethrum, which is used in many insect repellents.

In agriculture, marigolds are known as an excellent pest repellent, especially against flies.

Marigolds can also be placed in pots near windows, doorways, and other places where mosquitoes can enter.

By the way, these plants are easy to care for because they need very little water.

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