10 Plants To Repel Pests


As the time to start planning gardens and landscaping has arrived, here is some help with a list of plants that will repel mosquitoes, rabbits, etc. from your area.

  • Marigolds: Rabbits, plant lice, and mosquitoes. These should be included when you start planting your garden to keep out the rabbits.
  • Chrysanthemums : This might be the best plant to deter bugs. Ants, Japanese beetles, roaches, bed bugs, spider mites, silverfish, and ticks will stay away. Plant or pot near doorways to deter ants . Perfect for window sills.
  • Mint: Mint plants can repel spiders, ants, mice, and mosquitoes. Also can be used for a variety of adult beverages!!! #Winning.
  • Basil: Great for cooking and for repelling mosquitoes and houseflies.
  • Lavender: Great for us, but gnats and mosquitoes hate it.
  • Petunias: Again include them in your garden plans. Repels asparagus beetles, leafhoppers, various kinds of aphids, and tomato worms.
  • Bay Leaves: Great for keeping roaches out of your kitchen.
  • Garlic: Plant near roses to deter aphids, and use with basil for cooking!
  • Rosemary- Cook with it and repel beetles, mosquitoes, flies, and cabbage moths.
  • Citronella Grass – Perfect for landscaping around doorways and for pots on your porch for repelling mosquitoes, and other flying insects.

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