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Insect Repellent Plants

Plants which are utilized for their ability to repel the insects known as Insect repellent plants.They have been used in companion planting as pest control in agricultural and garden situations, and in households.

You can plant herbs and flowers that repel those bugs, including mosquitoes, and add a touch of beauty to your backyard.Essential oils in these plants act as nature’s bug repellent. Insects tend to avoid them. You can even use some of these plants to make your own natural bug repellent. Lavender repels moths, fleas, flies and mosquitoes.Lavender has been used for centuries to add a pleasantly sweet fragrance to homes and clothes drawers. Although people love the smell of lavender, mosquitoes, flies and other unwanted insects hate it. Place tied bouquets in your home to help keep flies outdoors.

Plants like Petunias, Basil, Marigolds, Rosemary, Mint, Catnip, Chrysanthemums, Alliums (Chives, leeks, onions, garlic, scallions and shallots), Lemongrass, not only will these plants ward off unwanted critters, but also you can use the herbs to make your next cookout even tastier.