7 Garden Plants That Repel Pests Naturally

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If you are looking for a natural way to repel pests, then you are at the right place. Grow these 7 plants in your garden and get rid of annoying pests forever.

In life all the people in the world have had at least once a problem with pests that disturb us while we enjoy and drink lemonade in our backyard after a hard day.

If you have ever wondered how you can easily repel pests without the use of chemical sprays, then you are in the right place.

Today we will show you how to deal with pests by growing a few plants. Тhe best thing about using plants to repel pests is it’s 100% natural, so there’s no harm, and you add more beauty to your garden.

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Here’s 7 garden plants that repel pests naturally.


This variety of decorative grass is similar, but not to be confused with citronella grass. Lemongrass thrives in heat and can grow up to 4 feet in height in just one season. As part of the Cymbopogon plant family, it also contains citronella oil, this tall grass is a natural mosquito repellant. This hardy variety can also be put to good use in the kitchen, adding a zesty flavor to many dishes.


Marigold flowers have a strong scent that mosquitoes, plant lice, aphids and rabbits will avoid. In fact, they have long been utilized by fruit and vegetable farmers to naturally keep pests from eating their crop. Marigolds are hearty annual plants which are easy to grow in a flower bed or planter. They require a good amount of sun and can thrive alongside many other flower varieties.


Cats love catnip, but most other creatures don’t. Catnip is a member of the mint family, and is a fellow perennial. Be sure to plant this crop in pots, or in an area that you don’t mind it spreading, because it sure will.

Catnip is one of the best mosquito deterrents, and it’s all natural. Rub the leaves directly on your skin, or use it in a homemade bug spray to drive away these biting pests.


Delicious to eat, basil also repels mosquitoes and houseflies. Place containers of basil around outdoor areas where you like to relax. You can even use it to make your own natural insect repellent by pouring four ounces of boiling water into a container with a generous handful of leaves and stems. Let the mixture steep for several hours, strain, and then add four ounces of cheap vodka. Pour the mix into a spray bottle to spritz on whenever you’re outdoors.


Since they naturally contain a compound called pyrethrum that’s common in many artificial insect repellents, chrysanthemums are an effective way to deter pesky insects like spider mites, silverfish, Japanese beetles, ants, bed bugs, roaches, and fleas.


This herb is actually part of the mint family of plant varieties. Lavender has been used for centuries, by many different cultures around the world, as a natural perfume for the house and linens. Most people appreciate the scent of lavender, but many insects dislike it. Planting lavender in sunny spots of your garden or around your deck to repel moths, fleas, flies and mosquitos.


The scent of mint repels aphids, cabbage moths, flea beetles, squash bugs, whiteflies, and even ants. To prevent this aggressive grower from taking over your vegetable garden, you can simply lay sprigs of mint among the plants you want to protect, but the sprigs must be replaced often. Or plant pots of mint and place among the veggies to keep the plant contained.

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