10 plants that repel insects

Instead of turning your home into a hotel for insects, learn that there are some plants that drive away the unwanted insects.

Lavender (Lavanda angustifolia)
Collect some flowers in cloth bags and hang them on hangers or hide them in the coats pockets.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Much has been written about the benefits of rosemary. Besides this, this plant keeps away fleas and flies. In summer evenings, make a cup of rosemary tea and place it on the window. It’s a natural barrier to mosquitoes.

Peppermint (Mentha spicata)
This plant is good for making mojito, but it banishes ants also.

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
If basil smells like cloves and lemon verbena or cloves and lemon verbena smell like basil is due to some essential oil elements they have in common (eugenol, cinnamate, citrate).

Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
This noble plant is an effective remedy for cockroaches. Sprinkle a few bay leaves on the corners, inside cupboards, near the water pipes and bugs will backtrack.

Thyme (Thymus)
Well, besides the fact that it’s a miracle herb, one of the pillars of alternative medicine because it improves circulation, has antiseptic properties, is a natural antidepressant, good for colds, coughs, inflammation of the mouth, digestive pain and more, thyme drives away flies and mosquitoes. And it smells wonderful.

Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Daisies contain pyrethrin, a substance found in insecticides. And seriously: have you ever seen mosquitoes swarming around a daisy? Or flies?

Citronella geranium (Pelargonium crispum)
With star-shaped leaves and delicate flowers, this plant emanate a strong smell of citronella that repel insects.

Magnolia (Magnoliopsida)
The flowers have a stunning scent. But only for us. Flies and mosquitoes don’t tolerate this flavor.

Jasmine (Jasminum)
It smells so strong and beautiful that many songs were written about this plant. Not the same thing insects think about Jasmine.


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