During the hot summer’s days, a lot of us tend to leave our doors and windows open to catch a breeze. However, we forget about the pesky bugs which think we’ve open the doors for them as well.
Flies, mosquitoes, and spiders are the most common bugs that intrude in houses.
Even though you can always use a commercial insect repellent to get rid of them, spraying chemicals around your home, especially your kitchen, is not the smartest idea.
A better and much safer alternative is to keep garden plants in your house that bugs can’t stand. Besides keeping them away from your home, they will also provide fresh air and color to your space.
Here are eight plants to bring into your home to keep spiders, mosquitoes, and other annoying bugs out.
8 Plants to Keep Out Spiders, Flies, and Other Pesky Bugs
Insect repellents don’t have to smell like toxic chemicals, and the best example is the fragrant lavender plant. For some reason, insects hate this beautiful plant.
Keep one or several lavender plants in your home and you’ll no longer have to deal with uninvited bugs. Plus, your space will smell great!
Insects find the peppermint smell repellent. You can plant it in a pot and keep it in your garden and home to keep bugs far away from your house.
Have you use citronella candles to repel insects during summer? Well, their smell actually comes from lemongrass.
Therefore, you can plant one lemongrass plant in your garden or home to keep insects away.
4. Agastache Cana (Mosquito Plant)
This plant looks alike lavender from afar due to its little purple flowers and long stems. Mosquitoes hate its smell, so you might want to bring one or more Agastache Cana plants in your garden and home.
Besides being a great ingredient for your pizzas and salads, basil is also an excellent bug repellant. The plant releases smell and oils that bugs hate.
Keep one basil plant in your home and you will always have a fresh one to add to your dishes.
From now on, you’ll no longer use rosemary only for cooking and cocktails, but also for keeping insects away from your house.
Keep it in your garden, near windows, or inside your home to repel flies, mosquitoes, spiders, and other bugs.
7. Lemon Balm
Lemon balm repels insects because of its strong citrus smell. However, you should keep it potted in your garden to prevent it from excessive spreading. An extra bonus, you can use it in tea as well.
Marigolds are beautiful flowering plants that will add a decorative touch to your garden.
Keep them in a pot and use their potential to repel insects due to the chemical pyrethrum they contain.
What is your favorite plant and do you have another one that you use to keep bugs away from your house? Share with us as you may will help someone get rid of the annoying bugs.