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Top 5 Natural Insect Repellants

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When gardens grow here comes the attack of ants and aphids with the growth. Possibly other bugs as well. Bug sprays might work, but they can ruin a garden. They can also poison one if they were to consume their produce that it was used on. That’s where natural remedies come in to get rid of those pesky little bugs like ants, aphids and other undesirable creepy crawlies. I’m sure just imagining what harm those insects could cause to your prized tomatoes or rose bushes has you shuddering! Again, don’t worry, there is help to be gained from these natural bug repellants. They’re plants too. Which is great, because they’re non-toxic, so wont harm you or your plants.

Top five bodyguards for your adorable garden.

A lovely flower to use is that of the elegant and colorful, chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemum’s are disliked by a variety of insects, not just ants. It seems to ward off cockroaches and lice and a few other bugs too. Maybe its time to have your kids start wearing a chrysanthemum in their hair. These beautiful flowers also seemed to be disliked by silverfish, ticks, bedbugs and fleas as well which is wonderful for your garden. Just imagine how much more your garden can flourish with these eye appealing insect repellants around!

Lovely plant that can help your garden thrive as it helps to deter aphids is the radish. Ladybugs sure can help with the aphid problem too. However its best to have native Ladybugs, but if one can’t then just the radish plant will do. Not only will aphids not want radish and if planted side by side with your other produce, you’ll also get some yummy radishes too. So go get yourself some radish seeds and start planning on how best to use this plant to your gardens advantage.

Surely, even if you didn’t know about the natural repellants listed above, you’ve heard of the benefits of the marigold flowers. They do attract spiders miters and snails, but they can kill bad nematodes and whiteflies wont get near them. However in order for the marigolds to work as they should to get rid of some problematic insects, they needed to be scented. You may not be able to see a nose on most insects, but they have one, whether its nostrils or antennae. Not only are marigolds wonderful when it comes to repelling insects, they make a lovely splash of orange and red when planted around trees and houses.

Now surely you’ve heard of the health benefits of garlic, but did you know they’re also a wonderful insect repellant? Perhaps you already knew that, especially if you own an animal, particularly a cat or a dog. People oft try getting their pets to consume garlic so that the fleas wont want to be nibbling on them. It’s great for gardens too as garlic repels aphids. Were you to have a rose bush, growing garlic around it, or at least on either side of it could help with getting rid of any aphid infestation. It’s like garlic is a super plant not of this earth.

A sweet scent permeates your garden with lavender. It’s wonderful when the insect repelling plants look not only beautiful in your garden, but also smells wonderful. This plant with its lovely pale tint of violet blooms helps repel moths and fleas from the garden or home. While its a wonderful insect repellant, its also inviting to some insects. However the insects it invites are usually beneficial to the garden. So while it repels the bad insects, it brings in the good insects and thus helps your garden to flourish like never before.

Category: Gardening

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  1. You should be kind and add one!