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Outside bugs can create massive problems. They eat away at your plants, swarm around you when you’re outside trying to enjoy your front or backyard, or even destroy your backyard garden. And in worst-case scenarios, bug bites can lead to more serious problems, including disease. Keeping away annoying pests can turn into an all-out war!

Of course, you can spray for pests using chemicals. But over-the-counter pest repellents come with problems of their own. Pesticides and bug sprays containing certain chemicals can leak into your plants. And if you are growing food, for instance, you definitely don’t want to consume harmful chemicals.

Thankfully, there are some natural ways you can repel pests and bugs, including by strategically placing certain types of plants around your yard and porch areas. Let’s take a look at a few of them.