These 8 plants can help you repel spiders and other insects

Summer brings joy and many active possibilities to enjoy many things you couldn’t enjoy during other seasons. However, summer always brings unwanted visitors like spiders and other insects that want to claim ownership of your household. When it’s summertime, expect unwanted visitors like spiders, mosquitos, and flies. To repel the previously mentioned insects, many people tend to use chemical products that can be dangerous, and that is why we bring you the best way to repel them naturally using plants only, so keep reading for more details.

1. Lavender

Lavender is known to have such a pleasant and nice smell, and on top of that, it will repel annoying pests because they actually hate it. You will repel ants and have a gorgeous nice smelling plant.

2. Peppermint

Insects hate the smell of peppermint, yes, they hate it. Unlike insects, humans find the peppermint smell so refreshing and nice. If you keep a pot of peppermint in your garden then you will enjoy the good smell of peppermint and repel insects like spiders and mosquitos at the same time.

3. Lemongrass

Lemongrass produces the citrus smell that insects hate. To keep insects away from your house, make sure to plant lemongrass in your garden.

4. Agastache Cana 

Agastache Cana is known for its interesting look because of its purple flowers and tall stems. This plant can be sometimes mistaken for lavender. But, in a way, it is similar to lavender because insects like mosquitos absolutely hate it. Simply plant an Agastache Cana in your garden to repel the annoying insects.

5. Basil

Basil is mostly used in salads and pizza, but surprisingly, it can repel bugs from your household as well. Keeping basil in the house can be like catching two birds with one stone because you won’t find problems with bugs and you will have fresh basil to use in your meals.

6. Rosemary

Rosemary is another plant that can be exploited for cooking purposes as well and that can repel insects. By keeping rosemary around you will have a cooking ingredient, an insect repellant, and a beautiful thing to see.

7. Lemon balm

As mentioned above, some insects hate the citrus smell and lemon balm produces just that. Lemon balm can spread quickly and if you don’t mind that feel free to plant it in your garden, if you do, then keep it in a pot.

8. Marigolds


Marigolds are one of my favorite good looking plants ever. However, they are not about good looks only because they produce pyrethrum, a compound used in most insect repellants. Having marigolds in your garden or in a pot will repel ants and will add a nice and special look to your house.