Pests are one of the hardest things to get rid of and are very common in homes. You can allow the pests inside your home by providing food, water or harborage which they need to survive. There are many plants that you can put in your home to help with pests. Find out what 8 plants you can put in your home to help you get rid of spiders and other pests!
Citronella candles are a great way to keep bugs away. Plant lemongrass in your garden for a natural and sustainable solution.
4. Agastache cana (mosquito plant)
It’s called mosquito plant because it looks like lavender and mosquitoes don’t like the smell of this type of plant. Plant a few of these in your garden and you’ll never have to worry about mosquitoes again.
Not only does fresh basil add great flavors to pizzas and salads, it’s also an excellent bug repellent. The over 800 different components in the herb, like terpenes, are incredible natural repellents.
Rosemary can be used in cooking, but it’s also an efficient bug repellent. Plant some pots of rosemary in your garden and you will have an endless supply of this herb. It will keep mosquitoes away from your home.
7. Lemon balm
Plants with a citrusy smell, like lemon balm, can repel insects. Plant this aromatic herb in a pot and it will grow so quickly that it might take over your garden, but that’s no problem because you can always cut some off to use fresh or dry for tea.
Marigolds are beautiful flowers, and insects really don’t like them. Pyrethrum gives them their repelling power, and it’s added to many commercial insect repellents.
If you’re looking for a natural way to get rid of spiders and other pests in your home, consider adding some of these plants to your décor. Not only will they add a touch of green to your space, but they can also help keep spiders and other pests at bay. Do you have any favorite plants that help keep pests away? Let us know in the comments below!