Lavender's pleasant aroma repels flies, moths, mosquitoes, and other insects. It's also a great indoor plant that adds beauty to your home.
Mint plants like peppermint and spearmint can help deter ants, mosquitoes, and spiders. Keep them potted indoors to prevent them from spreading too aggressively.
Basil not only adds flavor to your dishes but also repels flies and mosquitoes. Keep potted basil plants on windowsills or near entrances.
Rosemary's scent can repel mosquitoes and other flying insects. It's a versatile herb that can be used in cooking as well.
Lemon balm emits a lemony scent that mosquitoes and flies dislike. It's also known for its calming properties.
Chrysanthemums contain a compound called pyrethrin, which is commonly used in natural insect repellents. These plants can help repel a wide range of insects including ants, roaches, and mosquitoes.
Citronella is a well-known natural mosquito repellent. You can grow citronella grass or use citronella candles to help keep mosquitoes at bay.
Lemon thyme releases a lemony scent that repels mosquitoes and flies. It's a great choice for both culinary and insect-repelling purposes.
Catnip can repel mosquitoes and other insects. Keep in mind that if you have cats, they might be attracted to this plant.
Marigolds contain pyrethrin, a natural insect repellent and emit a strong fragrance that can deter mosquitoes, aphids, and other pests. They're often used in gardens to protect other plants.