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7 Insects Repellent Plants That You Should Place In Your Home

Insects are creepy and keeping all them out of your home is the main priority. It seems to be a tough task because no matter how hard you try, there is always a fly inside the room.

Then, there are people who walk with insects. As soon as they step inside your home, insects are everywhere. Not just this but if you are a proud owner of a backyard garden, you know these insects can be a real pain.

Worry not, there are insects repellent plants that make your life a lot easy. The best part is that you don’t have to use any stinky chemical spray and there won’t be any killing. ( you won’t be depressed over killing insects) So, if you are ready here is the list of best insects repellent plants that you can buy.

1. Lavender

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Apart from its scent, you all might love lavender because insects don’t its scent. Placing a bouquet of lavender inside the living area won’t only fill the room with a pleasant smell. But also keep the unwanted guest (insects) out of your house. Also, I know you like when your clothes smell like lavender.

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2. Chrysanthemums

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Chrysanthemum is very effective in getting rid of roaches, ants, beetles, ticks, fleas, bedbugs, lice, spider mites, harlequin bugs, and root-knot nematodes. It’s dried flowers are also used to make that supermarket insect repellent spray. But of course with the chemicals. Now the choice is yours, make a wise decision.

3. Marigold

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Marigolds are quite popular among farmers as the roots of marigolds have the quality of repelling worms (nematodes). But what’s useful for you, is that the scent from marigolds repels aphids, mosquitoes and that’s what you are looking for right? Other than those marigolds are quite common to find in Indian homes.

4. Basil

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Basil is a herb that is very useful when it comes to repelling house flies and mosquitoes. The best part is you can place a basil plant anywhere you like, at the patio, in your garden, maybe in the balcony or in the room where you relax. And because it’s a herb you can also use it to enhance the taste of your food.

5. Alliums

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All the plants that belong to the Allium family (including alliums) are known for being natural insecticides. Planting them in your garden can help you to get rid of insects like slugs, aphids, carrot flies and cabbage worms. Other than that they can help you to keep bugs off your rose plant.

6. Rosemary

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Known for repelling mosquitoes and a variety of insects, Rosemary is also a herb used in cooking. It comes in various forms. You can plant rosemary inside a glass jar and place it on the window. You can also make an insect repelling liquid at home by boiling some dried rosemary leaves in water.

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7. Pitcher plants

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It is the only carnivorous plant in this list. But don’t worry it only eats insects, interesting right? These plants attract insects into their “pitcher” that looks like a leaky pipe. They are very helpful in repelling ants, flies, wasps, bees, beetles, slugs and snails. So, if want you can plant them at your patio.

In Conclusion:

Insects are not just creepy they all carry germs with them. And to be honest, those chemical sprays are also not very effective. It’s a good thing that now you know about these insect repellent plants.

Use these better alternatives to keep insects off your house. 

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