15 plants that repel unwanted insects

By proofPest
Are you tired of insects taking over your yard every year? During the warmer months, mosquitoes, flies, gnats, and other pesky insects seem to come flying towards us the moment we step outside. To start enjoying your yard more, continue reading to learn what 15 plants you can add to your garden to repel these irritating insects.

deterring pests

While some insects are beneficial to have in our gardens and yards, others are unbearably irritating. Nothing can ruin your day in the yard like mosquitoes, flies, beetles, moths, ticks, potato bugs, and ants. Luckily, there are a variety of plants that you can add to your garden to deter these unwanted insects.

These include:

  1. Alliums: Repel slugs, aphids, and more
  2. Basil: Repels house flies, mosquitoes, and more
  3. Catnip: Repels ants, flea beetles, aphids, cockroaches, and more
  4. Chrysanthemums: Repel cockroaches, ants, ticks, silverfish, lice, fleas, bed bugs, and more
  5. Eucalyptus: Repels aphids, the cabbage looper, and more
  6. Garlic: Repels aphids, cabbage moths, and Japanese beetles
  7. Geraniums: Repel leafhoppers, corn earworms, and more
  8. Hyssop: Repels moths
  9. Lavender: Repels moths, scorpions, fleas, flies, and mosquitoes
  10. Lemongrass: Repels mosquitoes
  11. Marigolds: Repel aphids and mosquitoes
  12. Mint: Repels aphids, cabbage moths, ants, and mosquitoes
  13. Petunias: Repel squash bugs, beetles, and aphids
  14. Rosemary: Repels mosquitoes, cockroaches, slugs, carrot rust flies, cabbage moths, and more
  15. Sage: Repels cabbage moths and carrot rust flies

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