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Naturally repel bugs this summer!

Warmer temperatures mean being outdoors more and being outdoors more in the summer naturally mean pesky BUGS. Mosquitos, flies and ants are especially bothersome when we are home trying to enjoy a BBQ or family time outside.

We gathered a list of a few plants that naturally repel bugs here:


repels house flies and mosquitoes

Basil can be grown easily and inexpensively and it is toxic to mosquito larvae.


repels moths, fleas, flies and mosquitoes

People love the smell of lavender but mosquitoes, flies and other unwanted insects despise it. Plant in a sunny area!


repels mosquitos, flies, deer ticks and cockroaches

Catnip is relatively easy to grow but can become invasive in your garden so be careful where you plant.


repels roaches, ants, Japanese beetles, ticks, silverfish, lice, fleas, bedbugs, spider mites, harlequin bugs and root-knot nematodes

Pyrethrum is the ingredient in chrysanthemums that is used in many commercial insect repellents.


repels mosquitos

Citronella is the oil found in lemongrass. Plant in a pot or the ground in a sunny, well-drained location.


repels mosquitos

Plant mint in pots, because it will spread like crazy.


repels mosquitos

Will also protect your vegetable plants!

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