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These 12 Plants Will Repel Pests Naturally

Posted by Pure Solutions on Jul 26, 2021 11:16:38 AM

Our organic tick and mosquito product kills within minutes of contact, the product contains surfactants that help the product stick to surfaces and kill any bugs that land on a treated surface even after a treatment. After rainfall, bug activity increases, and more bugs will be entering your property, so what can you do to repel the bugs that don’t land on treated areas? 

One proven solution is to plant a variety of insect-repelling plants around your yard, which will increase the pest control on your property naturally. And while Pure Solutions products only treat for ticks, mosquitoes, deer, and rabbits, the below plants also deter flies, no-see-ums, cockroaches, termites, and gnats!

MARIGOLDS

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Repels:

  • Mosquitoes
  • No-see-ums
  • Deer
  • Rabbits 
Attracts:
  • Butterflies
  • Bees 

Features:

  • Edible flowers
  • Beautiful color
  • Protects tomato plants from aphids
  • When allowed to go to seed they can be perennials

LEMON BALM

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Repels:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Fleas 

Attracts: 

  • Butterflies
  • Bees 

Features: 

  • Can be used in tea to reduce stress
  • Small white flowers in the summer 

 

CATNIPcatnip_square

 

Repels:

  • Mosquitoes
  • No-see-ums
  • Termites
  • Cockroaches 

Attracts:

  • Cats! 

Features:

  • Dried catnip is added to foods for flavor, used as an herbal supplement, and brewed in tea.

PEPPERMINTpeppermint_square

 

Repels:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Spiders 

Attracts:

  • Mojito drinkers 😉 

Features:

  • Can help relieve discomfort from mosquito bites
  • It's toxic to mosquito larvae - make sure to plant near standing bodies of water mosquitoes lay eggs in 

 

BASILbasil_square

 

Repels: 

  • Mosquitoes
  • Flies 

Attracts: 

  • Pesto Enthusiasts 👍

Features:

  • Rub onto your skin for “bug spray”
  • Toxic to mosquito larvae - make sure to plant near standing bodies of water mosquitoes lay eggs in 

BEE BALMbee balm_square

Repels:

  • Mosquitoes 

Attracts:

  • Bees
  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies 

Features:

  • Oswego tea is easy to make and delicious, with a taste of citrus and mint.
  • Bee balm is especially good in a fruit salad with melons but also works well with a vegetable salad. 

CITRONELLAcirtonella_square

Repels:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Flies
  • No-see-ums 

Attracts:

  • Low-maintenance plant owners 

Features: 

  • Mosquitoes can smell the CO2 we exhale, citronella helps to mask that smell 

FLOSS FLOWER (AGERATUM)floss flower_square

 

Repels:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Flies
  • Deer
  • Rabbit 

Attracts:

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds 

Features: 

  • Plant at the edge of a garden to deter rabbits and deer from causing damage 

GERANIUMSGeranium_Square

Repels:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Flies
  • Rabbits  

Attracts:

  • Butterflies 

Features: 

  • The leaves and flowers of scented geraniums are edible. Thanks to the essential oils in their leaves, they lend not only decorative touches but also a fine aroma to meat dishes, salads, and desserts.

SAGEsage_square

 

Repels:

  • Ticks
  • Mosquitoes 

Attracts:

  • Hummingbirds 

Features:

LAVENDERlavender_square

Repels:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • No-see-ums
  • Moths
  • Fleas
  • Flies
  • Spiders 

Attracts:

  • Butterflies
  • Bees 

Features:

  • It’s a multi-use plant grown for landscaping beauty, fragrance, and culinary uses.

GARLICgarlic_square

Repels:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • Aphids
  • Ants 

Attracts:

  • Italian food afficianodos 

Features:

  • Garlic is used as an herbal supplement to help prevent heart disease, lower high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, and boost the immune system. Some evidence exists that eating garlic regularly may also help protect against certain types of cancer.

Bonus tip: dilute pure vanilla with equal parts of water and put it behind your ear or on the brim of your hat to keep the bugs away from your face! 

Topics: Mosquito Resources, Fun Facts, Client Resources, Tick Control

Pure Solutions specializes in organic turf care, tick, mosquito, and deer control services. Our Think Pure blog provides resources to making your yard safer and enjoyable without the use of harmful chemicals. We "Think Pure" in order to protect our community and the environment.

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