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Bugs, bees, ants, wasps, mice, etc…..they’re called pests for a reason! Here’s a list of 8 plants to repel pests naturally. With 2 kids under 5 I don’t like using chemicals around the house but these plants repel pests so I don’t have to!

 

Plants that Repel Pests

8 Plants that Repel Bugs, Insects, and Pests

I don’t know about you but I HATE bugs!

They just freak me out!  It really doesn’t matter what kind of bug- roaches, silverfish, spiders, mosquitos, fleas, beetles…. You name it and I HATE it!  Especially bed bugs!  I’ve never experienced bed bugs before but I was watching 20/20 a while back and they were doing some kind of expose on bed bugs in hotels and I’ve been freaked out ever since!  The mere thought of them makes my skin crawl!!!!

Since we had such a mild winter (here in Georgia anyway) everyone is saying how horrible the bugs are going to be this summer because nothing died off during the winter.  So now I’m super freaked out and have been looking into natural remedies or repellents for those nasty creepy crawlers and stingy sneaky fliers.  I used to just have a bottle of Raid handy… but now I have Little Man and Miss Jellybean so I really don’t want to be spraying chemicals around them.
After a little research I realized there are some EXTREMELY simple plants that you can put around the house to repel all those nasty critters!  The nice thing about these is they can be planted in pots and moved around (which is extremely beneficial) or they can be planted directly in your yard—and they’re even pretty with many having multiple uses!
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Melissa loves getting in the kitchen with her two children and teaching them about food, cooking, and healthy choices. She loves hosting events, traveling, and enjoying all life as to offer. Her latest cookbook "Serendipity Sweets" will be available for purchase in the fall.

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