Want to remove insects naturally ? Bring these ​Insect Repellent Plants home

Did you know, these flowering or vegetable plants can repel indoor & outdoor insects also ?

Whether you’re busy weeding or lounging in the garden, nothing disturbs the calm serenity faster than a pesky mosquito buzzing around your head. You can always cover up with long sleeves and a hat or apply insect repellent, but there may be another way.

Have you ever thought of adding some mosquito-repelling plants to your garden?

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This list of insect repelling plants includes plants known for their ability to repel insects, nematodes, and other pests. They may be used in companion planting for pest control in agricultural and garden situations, and in households.

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The essential oils of many plants are also well known for their pest-repellent properties. Oils from the families Lamiaceae (mints), Poaceae (true grasses), and Pinaceae (pines) are common insect repellents worldwide.

Some insect repellent plants are listed below along with the insects those repel :

  • Artemisias repels insects, including ants, cabbage looper, cabbage maggot,arrot fly, codling moth, flea beetles, whiteflies, the cabbage white, the small white, as well as mice.

  • Basil repel flies, including mosquitoes and the carrot fly, plus asparagus beetles and whiteflies.

  • Castor bean repels moles.

  • Catnip repels ants, flea beetles, aphids, the Japanese beetle, squash bugs, weevils.

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  • Chamomile repels flying insects.

  • Chives repels carrot fly, Japanese beetle, and aphids.

  • Chrysanthemums repel roaches, ants, the Japanese beetle, ticks, silverfish, lice, fleas, bedbugs, and root-knot nematodes.

  • Citronella grass repels insects, may deter cats.

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  • Citrosa repels insects, including mosquitoes.

  • Common Lantana repels mosquitoes.

  • Coriander repels aphids, Colorado potato beetle, and spider mites.

  • Cosmos repel the corn earworm.

  • Crown imperial repel rabbits, mice, moles, voles and ground squirrels.

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  • Dahlias repel nematodes.

  • Dill repels aphids, squash bugs, spider mites, the cabbage looper, the tomato hornworm, and the small White

  • Eucalyptus repels aphids, the cabbage looper, and the Colorado potato beetle.

  • Fennel repels aphids, slugs, and snails.

  • French marigold repels whiteflies, kills nematodes.

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  • Garlic repels aphids, Japanese beetle, carrot fly, codling moth, snails, root maggots, cabbage looper, Mexican bean beetle, peach tree borer, and rabbits.

  • Geraniums repel leafhoppers, the corn earworm, and the Small White.

  • Larkspurs repel aphids.

  • Lavender repels moths, fleas, and flies, including mosquitoes.

  • Leek repels carrot fly.

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  • Lemon balm repels mosquitoes.

  • Lemon thyme repels mosquitoes.

  • Lettuce repels carrot fly.

  • Lime basil repels mosquitoes.

  • Mexican marigold repels insects and rabbits.

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  • Narcissus repel moles.

  • Nasturtiums repel whiteflies, squash bugs, aphids, many beetles, and the cabbage looper.

  • Onion repels rabbits, the cabbage looper, and the Small White.

  • Oregano repellent to many pests.

  • Parsley repels asparagus beetles.

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  • Peppermint repels aphids, cabbage looper, flea beetles, squash bugs, whiteflies, and the Small White.

  • Petunias repel aphids, tomato hornworm, asparagus beetles, leafhoppers, and squash bugs.

  • Pitcher plants traps and ingests insects.

  • Radish repels cabbage maggot and cucumber beetles.

  • Rosemary repels cabbage looper, carrot fly, slugs, snails, and the Mexican bean beetle.

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  • Rue repels cucumber and flea beetles.

  • Spearmint repels fleas, moths, ants, beetles, rodents, aphids, squash bugs, and the cabbage looper.

  • Spiny amaranth repels cutworms.

  • Stone root repels mosquitoes.

  • Summer savory repels bean beetles.

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  • Tansy repels ants, many beetles and flies, squash bugs, cutworms, Small White, and Cabbage White.

  • Thyme repels cabbage looper, cabbage maggot, corn earworm, whiteflies, tomato hornworm, and Small White.

  • Tobacco repels carrot fly and flea beetles.

  • Tomato repels asparagus beetles.

  • Venus flytrap ingests insects.

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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.

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Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.