Plants That Naturally Repel Fleas And Ticks
Getting rid of ticks and fleas can be a nightmare for a lot of us. Whether you have small children, dogs or cats or just don’t want your garden full of ticks and fleas, if you look online a lot of people say to use harmful pesticides to get rid of them. But one way to beat them is prevention and at the same time tackle them naturally by planting some of these herbs and plants that naturally repel ticks and fleas you can enjoy your yard without worrying.
Most insect-repelling plants do so with their naturally occurring fragrances. Not only will these plants keep annoying insects at a minimum, they will also introduce wonderful scents all throughout your garden or patio. Planting and growing insect repellent plants provide a great opportunity to get out in the garden and plant some plants which are a perfect mix of beauty and functionality.
Some people are skeptical about using plants to repel insects, whilst others are 100% convinced of the insect repelling properties of many garden plants. if you plant some of the plants listed below, at the very least you’ll be getting some pretty plants that smell beautiful. If however you are still not convinced by using plants to repel insects then check out this article below and plant them this year…
Plants that help repel mosquitoes:
- Agastache cana (a.k.a. Mosquito Plant)
- Catmint (In a study at Iowa State University, researchers found that the essential oil in catnip, nepetalactone, is 10 times more effective than DEET, the chemical used in most insect repellents)
- Scented geraniums
- Marigolds (an annual that needs to be planted every year)
- Cedronella (a tender perennial that may need to be planted each year)
See what plants help deter ticks on the next page