Pest Repelling Plants

Spending time outdoors in the nice weather, is a favourite thing to do, however, with that comes those buzzing and biting insects. If you have ever been sitting out in the garden or on the patio, you have probably been bitten once or twice many times by mosquitos, then spend days itching those bites.

There are so many different ways to repel these insects but why use chemicals and sprays when you can grow our own, pest repelling plants and oil using the leaves and stems. Not only do some plants repel against certain insects but also some more pesky pests like rabbits, squirrels, mice and moles.

The next time you are sitting outside getting bitten by mosquitoes, remember this list of pest repelling plants and add some to your garden. Most are plants you may already be growing or thinking about planting. Don’t think about it, dig that hole, plant the seeds.

lemon grass
lemon balm
lemon thyme
lime basil
stone root

31 mosquito repelling plants

pest repelling plants

If the following plants actually do repel the pests, this would be perfect for apartment living.

helps repel ants, flea beetle, weevils, cockroaches

helps repel roaches, ants, ticks, silverfish, lice, fleas, bedbugs (toxic to cats)

Keep these pests out of your gardens with these handy plants:

pest repelling plants

citronella grass
helps repels insects, may keep cats out of your garden

helps repel potato beetle, and spider mites

crown imperial
helps repel rabbits, mice, moles, squirrels

helps repels slugs and snails

helps repel carrot fly, codling moth, snails, root maggots, and rabbits[3]

repels moths, fleas, and flies, also helps with cats and squirrels

repels rabbits

repellent to many pests

venus flytrap
eats insects

As much as we think squirrels and rabbits are cute, they are far from cute when they damage or ruin your hard work in the garden.

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One Response to Pest Repelling Plants

  1. Wow! Great to know!!! Can’t wait to share this with my aunt in Indiana – she plants a huge garden every summer!