Pest repelling plants

Plants that can be planted in the garden or used freshly cut around the house in order to repel pests include:

Plant Pests
artemisias repels insects including ants, cabbage looper, cabbage maggot, carrot fly, codling moth, flea beetles, whiteflies, the Cabbage White, and the Small White, as well as mice
basil repels flies, including mosquitoes, the carrot fly, asparagus beetles and whiteflies
borage repels tomato hornworm and cabbage worms
castor bean repels moles
catnip repels ants, flea beetles, aphids, the Japanese beetle, squash bugs, weevils, the Colorado potato beetle, the cabbage looper, and cockroaches. May attract cats.
chamomile repels flying insects
chives repels carrot fly, Japanese beetle, and aphids
chrysanthemums repel roaches, ants, the Japanese beetle, ticks, silverfish, lice, fleas, bedbugs, and root-knot nematodes
citronella grass repels insects, may deter cats
citrosa proven not to repel mosquitoes
clovers repel aphids and wireworms
coriander repels aphids, Colorado potato beetle, and spider mites
cosmos repel the corn earworm
crown imperial repel rabbits, mice, moles, voles and ground squirrels
dahlias repel nematodes
dill repels aphids, squash bugs, spider mites, the cabbage looper, and the Small White
eucalyptus repels aphids, the cabbage looper, and the Colorado potato beetle
fennel repels aphids, slugs, and snails
fever tea repels mosquitoes
four o’clocks attract and poison the Japanese beetle
French marigold repels whiteflies, kills nematodes
garlic repels root maggots, cabbage looper, Mexican bean beetle, peach tree borer, and rabbits
geraniums repel leafhoppers, the corn earworm, and the Small White
hyssop repels the cabbage looper and the Small White
(common) lantana repels mosquitoes
larkspurs repel aphids
lavender repels moths, scorpions, water scorpions, fleas, and flies, including mosquitoes
leek repels carrot fly
lemon balm repels mosquitoes
lemon thyme repels mosquitoes
lettuce repels carrot fly
lime basil repels mosquitoes
Mexican marigold repels insects and rabbits
myrrh repels insects
narcissus repel moles
nasturtiums repel squash bugs, aphids (though there is conflicting information with some sources stating it attracts aphids), many beetles, and the cabbage looper
onion repels rabbits, the cabbage looper, and the Small White
oregano repellent to many pests
parsley repels asparagus beetles
peppermint repels aphids, cabbage looper, flea beetles, squash bugs, whiteflies, and the Small White
petunias repel aphids, tomato hornworm, asparagus beetles, leafhoppers, and squash bugs
pitcher plants traps and ingests insects
radish repels cabbage maggot and cucumber beetles
rosemary repels cabbage looper, carrot fly, slugs, snails, and the Mexican bean beetle
rue repels cucumber and flea beetles
spearmint repels fleas, moths, ants, beetles, rodents, aphids, squash bugs, and the cabbage looper
spiny amaranth repels cutworms
stone root repels mosquitoes
summer savory repels bean beetles
tansy repels ants, many beetles and flies, squash bugs, cutworms, Small White, and Cabbage White
thyme repels cabbage looper, cabbage maggot, corn earworm, whiteflies, tomato hornworm, and Small White
tobacco repels carrot fly and flea beetles
tomato repels asparagus beetles
venus flytrap ingests insects

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