Plants That Will Help You Avoid Pests

Gardening is such a splendid activity that could heal your heart and help you work on your body as well. But it isn’t easy as it sounds. When spring and summer rolls by, sure enough your backyard would look like an amazing little orchard of beautiful blooms, but it also means that you might have to lookout for pest species that are most active during this season and can destroy the lovelies you tended for every day. To make things easy, and give you a bit of relief during these seasons, one thing you can do is grow some plants that are insect repellent and can drive away the common pest species naturally. If you’d like to know what these beauties are, scroll down to find out.


If isn’t already cool enough that these flowers have a fine floral fragrance and have been popular for this reason, from being used in clothe detergents to exotic perfumes, another thing they’re famous for is driving out pests. These flowers bloom all year and survive all seasons, and the best part is that, along will giving your home a sweet smell, they will also repel fleas, mosquitoes and flies. Yup, these nasties hate their smell although we love it.


Planting flowers is certainly not the most effective way to drive out pests, and if your house is infested with these tiny creatures, you might want to contact pest control Werribee for professional extermination. But along with this you can also plant marigolds, to have a cheery pop of colour in your garden and have a little bit of sunshine in the mini wild in your backyard. Marigolds are beautiful, that’s unarguable, but the fact that they can repel various bad bugs from white flies to aphids and nematodes is quite amazing I think.


Who said only flowers can deter bugs? And since I’ve been so caught up with them, I forgot to mention that mint has the same ability too. I personally am not a fan of mint in ice-cream or chewing gum, but mint leaves in soups are definitely my favourite. Well whether you’re a fan of mint or not, ants and mice are absolutely not. So along with contacting pest control, for the professional extermination, planting mint can also help you put a caution tape around your house and keep the rats away. Looking for a professional when it comes to pest control you can visit this page for such details.


These funnel shaped flowers that come most commonly in the colour of orchids and take other vibrant shades including red are also a biological pest repellent. They can kill many bugs with their licorice like smell and bug the squash bugs, aphids and tomato horn worms. But you need to keep a look on these annual babies, because although they do keep the bugs out they also have a bad tendency to attract caterpillars and slugs and other crawly garden invaders.