Here is a great list of 10 common easy to find bug repelling plants to try. How to use plants to repel pests 1.
We ve listed thirteen of the best plants that repel bugs.
Plants that deter love bugs. The tansy plant is a great one to include in your garden to deter bugs. While you might be tempted to deter bugs by rubbing the juice on your skin that could lead to a rash. And not only will these ward off unwanted critters but you can use the herbs to make your next cookout even tastier.
Artemisia this plant gives a solid antiseptic though it s not that terrible an aroma that repulses most bugs. Plus like many of the plants on this list it has beautiful flowers that will give your garden color. While roaches are a troublesome pest some of the most common means of repelling them contain harsh chemicals and poisons that are nearly as bad to have around as the bugs themselves.
Pereira ph d an. The best place for pest repelling plants is wherever their meal of choice happens to be. Plant the tansy plant to repel beetles aphids moths ants squash bugs cabbage loopers and more.
Landscaping isn t only for good looks it can help in so many ways. Instead opt for essential oils made from insect repelling plants like mint and lavender. When planted in drifts this plant can likewise deter little creatures.
Last week in honor of valentine s day we talked about love bugs. The following are companion plants that can help deter a squash bug infestation. 10 bug repelling plants your backyard needs.
A solution of warm water and baby shampoo is another good option for cleaning dead lovebugs off your car. All you need to do is grow loads of catnip all around your house. What you do not know that catnips are excellent at repelling roaches and numerous other bugs like ants flea beetles weevils and more.
As mentioned before lovebugs love bright colors so if you are planning to buy a car choose a dark colored one. Plant live plants around your property. Plants are in the business of repelling insects because this is one of the most important ways to avoid insect damage by feeding explains entomologist roberto m.
Grow them in your garden or keep them close by in containers. Now that love bug season is upon us again in florida we thought we would re share our series on love bugs. Unfortunately they re really not that lovable.
That may be in and around your home around the chicken coop or in the vegetable garden. Here is part 2 originally published on february 22 2013. Catnip catnip plants source catnip is generally known as the plants that our feline pets love to have around.
Soaking the dead bugs in the cleaning solution will make the process easier. If you want to repel roaches through safer gentler and more organic means there are a variety of plants that these insects are naturally inclined to avoid. It will attract lesser insects.
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