Plants That Repel Insects and Pests

Plants That Repel Insects and Pests

Repel Insects and other Pests…Naturally! Here are eight plants that can deter those annoying insects and different pests such as mice.


Mint is a helpful and cheap herb that can repel flies. You can use mint in both kinds – in fresh or dried form – to discourage flies. Apart from flies, mint is also helpful against mosquitoes, ants, and mice. You can keep crushed mint leaves in shallow bowl, to keep flies away. If you want, you can also fill few muslin tea bags with dried crushed mint leaves and keep them in the infested areas.

Tip: Because mint grows so quickly, keep your mint plant in its own pot to prevent it from taking over your garden.

Bay Leaves

Bay leaves produce a subtle scent that flies hate. Different insects like moths, roaches, earwigs, and mice also hate the fragrance of bay leaves. You can grow bay leaf plants in pots to place in the infested areas to keep roaches, flies, and mice away. Dried bay leaves ar equally effective in repelling flies.


To help deter mosquitoes with its robust fragrance, plant lemongrass along walkways and in locations near seating areas. Also, plant lemongrass in large planters ..

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