Plants that repel bugs are naturally eco-friendly and they will definitely have results.
No one really likes bugs whenever they are having a good time relaxing indoors or outdoors. Bugs and insects such as mosquitoes that bite can really be a nuisance not to mention that they may spread diseases like Yellow fever and Malaria.
Now, most of us opt for chemical solutions in repelling these bugs owing to the advertisements afforded to them. The sad truth is that some of these chemical solutions don’t work plus they are not eco-friendly.
So why don’t you try using some natural solutions?
This article compiles some of the best plants that repel bugs and you can easily grow them in your backyard.
This plant does a good job at keeping away squash bugs, beetles and aphids and it grows best in a sunny spot. Plant them near a window for better growth.
This plant contains oil that kills mosquitoes and the best way to grow them is to plant them near areas with stagnant water to kill the eggs and put off the insects.
Mosquitoes and aphids will be kept away from your area with the help of these plants.
Flies, moths, and mosquitoes are disgusted by this sweet-smelling plant. This plant can either be planted in the garden or put around the house as a pretty bouquet.
Other than using it in food or tea, use this plant to repel mosquitoes and protect vegetables from pest infestation.
This plant has a pleasant smell that easily spreads out repelling bugs and biting insects. Try planting them in pots around your house.
Cats are known to love this plant and the attraction is all thanks to a compound called nepetalactone. Bugs, on the other hand, do not fancy the mint.
Be warned that Alliums are toxic to dogs and cats so take precaution where you plant them. One positive hand, though, they will help protect vegetables from flies, slugs, and worms.
Insect killer sprays are made with pyrethrin that is found in this plant. It kills cockroaches, mosquitoes, ticks, and even silverfish.
Summer is the best time to enjoy this plant that grows really well with a lot of sun. Lemongrass has an oil known as Citronella that keeps away pests.
If you know and want to share other plants that repel bugs, write in the comments below!
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