Summer is a wonderful season that everyone awaits badly to do outdoor activities, travel, spend time with friends, and some just like to spend time at home to relax to prepare themselves for the upcoming school year. However, summer does not come alone, it usually brings annoying insects with it that are willing to invade your home and claim it to themselves.
Usually, people tend to use dangerous chemical repellants to get rid of those tiny annoying and disgusting insects, no knowing that they are hurting themselves and their family along the process. But, lucky for you, we have a natural solution that will provide a pest-free environment to enjoy by simply planting one or more of these 8 plants.
This plant provides two amazing things, a good look and repelling properties. Your house will look great and pest-free because of the pyrethrum in the marigold. This component is used for modern commercial insect repellents, so I think you got the idea here.
2. Lemon Balm
As you may or may not know, insects can’t stand the smell of citrus at all. Lemon balm will provide the exact smell that insects hate. Simply plant it in a strategic location where there is enough soil around it to provide enough nutrition.
This herb is truly magical because you can use it for cooking and for insect repelling. Spread a few rosemary pots around your house to make sure that insects won’t even dare to enter. You can also use it as a rosemary source without buying it from the store.
This herb is truly outstanding because both basil and its oils are used for insect repelling. Not only that, basil can add a phenomenal taste to your pizza and green salad.
5. Agastache cana
Agastache cana (aka the mosquito plant) is a great insect repellent. It will keep mosquitos at bay and of course other annoying insects. It is recommended to plant it in your nursery because it is considered the best strategic place to put the plant in.
This plant will fix all of your bugs problems, just put it in your nursery and watch the magic happen, you will not find a single bug in your house after having it there.
Who doesn’t like peppermint tea? If you guessed spiders, then you guessed it right because they don’t hate peppermint tea only, but they hate the entire peppermint plant.
Lavender will provide a nice and refreshing smell to your house, but insects don’t agree with you because they hate this plant. Keep lavender around your house to get rid of insects.