11 Pest-Repellant Plants For Your Home

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Are you tired of insects and mosquitoes in your home?  Make them go away naturally by planting these 11 pest-repellant plants from Bestie on Youtube. These plants will make your garden 10x more beautiful and repel insects and mosquitoes that have been bugging you for a long time. Watch the video below to learn about these plants. 


#1 Lavender

Lavender scares off mice, moths, and beetles. Aside from these, it has other benefits; if you apply it along with sage and rose, it helps reduce the severity of menstrual cramps. It’s also a very integral part of aromatherapy.

Lavender can help repel mosquitoes
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#2 Marigolds

Marigolds have long been used as a repellent for several pests. Another advantage of this plant in your garden is they keep away rabbits and deer. You can also plant them in boxes and hang them outside your windows so that flies and mosquitos don’t enter your home.

#3 Catnip

Catnip is especially good against mosquitos. You can use the plant leaves to make a spray or rub them directly on your skin so that mosquitos won’t bite you.

#4 Chrysanthemums

This plant can get rid of lice, ants, ticks, and roaches. They can even keep out bed bugs. This is because chrysanthemums produce a neurotoxin that insects absolutely hate.

#5 Lemongrass

Planting this in your garden will keep away mosquitoes and other insects. You can also grow it in a pot and keep it as a houseplant.


#6 Mint

This plant is a great way to keep mosquitoes out. The aroma that comes from the leaves and flowers of this plant is a deterrent for insects. The best way to plant this is to pot them and place them in strategic places to drive away mosquitoes.

#7 Petunias

This plant actually traps insects instead of deterring them. Petunias have sticky bits of hair on them which trap insects such as beetles, leafhoppers, and aphids, among others.

#8 Rosemary

Rosemary can keep away insects whether the leaves are untouched or crushed and placed in a bowl. You can pot the plant and keep it in your garden or put the leaves in containers around the house. This will help you deal with mosquitoes.

#9 Lemon Thyme

This is very effective in keeping mosquitoes from biting but this only works when you crush the leaves to release oils. To get the best out of lemon thyme, keep a few potted plants around your patio. Whether you have an insect or mosquito problem, you can crush the leaves right away to release the scent to drive them away.

#10 Nasturtiums

This plant is very easy to grow and is a great way to keep insects away. Nasturtium release a chemical into the air which acts as a deterrent for a large number of insects.

#11 Basil

Basil scares away mosquitoes and houseflies. You can place several pots around your patio or inside your home.

Basil can help get rid of insects and mosquitoes
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11 Pest-Repellant Plants For Your Home

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