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.
1) Lemon grass
7) Citronella grass
8) Bay leaves
12) Lemon thyme
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Most of these options are easy to find at the plant or seed store. Some other herbs and flowers that help keep the bugs and pests away include dill, fennel, lemon balm, oregano, parsley, thyme, nasturtiums, geraniums, and floss flowers. You can experiment with different plants and flowers to see how effective they are!
And, remember, if you have pets, make sure you know which plants can be toxic to cats and dogs, such as alliums.