These yard plants will help to repel the pesky bugs that you may not hanging out around your house.
There are often several different varieties of the same plant, so don’t be surprised if you see different colors or shapes of the same type of flower or plant.
Plants That Help Get Rid of Bugs
Plant these near your windows, doors, or places where you congregate. They’ll work naturally to repel unwanted bugs.
The yummy cooking ingredient is easy to grow and it is absolutely repulsive to flies and mosquitoes. What about planting it in containers near spots where houseflies want to come into your house.
Even if you don’t have a kitty who wants to get a little stoned, you may want to plant a little catnip. Deer ticks, mosquitoes, and even cockroaches loathe it.
These are the bomb when it comes to getting rid of bugs because they are really, really good at it. Ants hate this gorgeous flower, as do roaches, spider mites, ticks, silverfish, and even bed bugs.
Who doesn’t love the look of lavender? It’s a lovely purple and the shape is interesting and different. Lots of folks love the smell, although some really don’t care for it.
This is the most universal plant of them all, it helps to repel: flies, ants, moths, spiders, ticks, mosquitos and more. If you’re going to pick one plant, I’d go with this one!
You’re familiar with citronella if you’re someone who loves being outside in spring and summer. It comes in candles, oils, and sprays to keep mosquitoes away. Well, citronella actually comes from lemongrass. Skip the middleman and grow it yourself! It grows as tall as your 3rd grader and you can even use it in your cooking.
Most gardeners know marigolds work wonders at repelling bugs. Mosquitoes hate the smell and so do bunny rabbits. It’s important to note that while mosquitoes can’t stand them, snails love them. Your choice!
This plant smells so, so good. It repels ants, spiders, and mosquitoes. You can use it in your tea, or just bring some sprigs in your home to freshen up a stale space. So those are the great things about mint. The only bad thing, if you can call it bad, is that it grows like wildfire. Seriously! It will spread and it will grow pretty steadily even if you mow it down with a lawnmower.
These flowers will trap aphids, which are sap-sucking bugs. You may also know them as blackflies or whiteflies. Lots of folks plant them with tomatoes and cucumbers for this very reason.
Mosquitoes, flies and certain kinds of moths do not care for the smell of rosemary, even though cooks love using it in different kinds of recipes.
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Anything good th help keep termites away?
Is there plants that will get rid of fleas?
Barbara Malott says
Is there plan to repel fleas
What does a mint plant look like I have never heard of one I’m trying to get rid of 🐜 ?
ESTHER CARRIVEAU says
i didnt know that plants could do all that.
Donna Southard says
On the chrysanthemums, can the leaves work or does it have to be the flowers?
title says 16 and there is only 9
Title says 16 plants that help rid bugs. There are only nine plants listed, where are the other 7?
Henry Winowski says
I GROW GARLIC AND FIND THAT WHEN THE JUICE WILL KEEP THEM AWAY, THE BUGS ??
Only shows 8 not 16
Brenda K Sullinger says
Is there a printable version of this? Plants bugs don’t like???
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