Plants that Deter Bugs

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Plants that Deter Bugs

Did you know that there are lots of plants that deter bugs? With spring just around the corner we have really started to plan out our garden and other areas of our yard that we might want to add new plants, herbs and bushes to. With that in mind we are really considering adding plants that deter bugs to keep our yard as bug free as possible. We have done some serious research on the plants that are said to be most helpful in deterring mosquitoes, flies and ticks. Below is a list we compiled of the most popular choices. 

Plants that keep Ticks Away

  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender
  • Rose Geranium
  • Garlic
  • Cedar Oil
  • Mint
  • Sage
  • Eucalyptus
  • Sweet grass

Plants that keep Mosquitoes away

  • Citronella
  • Catmint
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Lemon Balm
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Lemongrass (citronella oil is found in lemongrass plants)
  • Lemon Thyme
  • Common lantanas

Plants that keep Flies away

  • Bay Leaves
  • Sweet Basil
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Tansy
  • Mint
  • Wormwood
  • Citronella Grass
  • Eucalyptus
  • Catnip

Now these are just a short list of the many plants out there that deter all kinds of bugs, these are just a few that we found to be the most common and widely used. Also keep in mind when selecting the plants you might use, there are certain kinds of plants, herbs and bushes that are not safe to have around young children and pets, always do research on the plants you have around your place that children and animals might come in contact with.  Check HERE for a listing of plants that could poison your pets

 

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