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Plants that repel insects

Soon summer, but along with the warm sun and bright green grass it will bring invasion of annoying flies, mosquitoes and other Insects. There are plants that will help youGet rid of uninvited guests and scare them away with their scent. In addition, most of them are useful and can be eaten. These herbs can easily be grown in the country, vegetable garden or in a pot on the windowsill.

Insect repellent plants

Plants and insects

  1. Melissa
    At melissa white flowers and a gentle lemon aroma, and also it possesses some curative properties. Especially this herb is good for scaring away annoying blood-sucking insects.
  2. catnip
    This fragrant plant contains a substance called nepetalactone, which attracts cats, but at the same time repels insects.
  3. basil
    Research scientists have shown that basilDiscourages flies, mosquitoes, aphids and spider mites. If you plant a basil in a pot and put it on a window sill, then insects will not risk flying into your house. Also, many truck farmers plant basil around a piece of land that needs protection.
  4. lavender
    The smell of lavender frightens off the moth and mosquitoes. It can be grown in a pot on the balcony.
  5. mint
    The smell of mint does not like ants, fleas, flies and mosquitoes, it also scares off mice.
  6. rosemary
    Rosemary is able to repel mosquitoes, so its planting near the house is very effective.

These herbs have been used for more than one century, but inRecently they were replaced by a variety of harmful chemical preparations for repelling insects. Try next time to replace the next repellent with a fragrant plant!

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