Plant Protectors: Say Goodbye to Pests with These Houseplants!

Houseplants do more than just beautify your home; they can also act as your natural pest control partners. Instead of resorting to chemical-laden pesticides, why not invite some green guardians into your living space? These houseplants not only add a touch of nature to your décor but also help keep pesky insects at bay.

Let’s dive into the world of these natural protectors and discover how they can help you maintain a pest-free home.

12. Sage (Salvia officinalis) 

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Sage, known for its culinary uses, also possesses insect-repelling properties. It can deter mosquitoes and other insects when planted in your garden or placed in pots around your home.

11. Thyme (Thymus) 

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Thyme is not just a flavorful herb; it can also repel mosquitoes, flies, and ants. Consider planting thyme in your garden or keeping a potted thyme plant on your windowsill for natural pest control.

10. Lavender (Lavandula)

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Lavender is renowned for its delightful fragrance, but it’s equally famous for its ability to repel moths, flies, and mosquitoes. Place a pot of lavender near entryways to deter these unwelcome guests.

9. Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

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Not only is basil a versatile herb for cooking, but it also keeps flies and mosquitoes at bay. Keep a pot of basil on your kitchen windowsill or dining area to ward off these insects.

8. Mint (Mentha)

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Mint is excellent at deterring ants, flies, and even mice. Its invigorating scent makes it a popular choice for herb gardens and windowsill pots. Just be sure to keep it in a container to prevent it from spreading too vigorously.

7. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

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Rosemary is not just a flavorful herb; it’s also a potent insect repellent. Its aromatic leaves keep flies and mosquitoes at bay, making it a great addition to your outdoor seating area.

6. Marigold (Tagetes)

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Marigolds are known for their vibrant blooms, but they also act as a natural insecticide, repelling aphids, mosquitoes, and other pests. Plant them in your garden to protect neighboring plants.

5. Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)

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Chrysanthemums contain a powerful natural insect repellent called pyrethrum. This compound is commonly used in organic insecticides. Keep potted chrysanthemums indoors or plant them in your garden to deter a wide range of pests.

4. Citronella (Cymbopogon)

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Citronella is famous for its mosquito-repelling properties. While citronella candles are popular, growing citronella plants in pots or the garden can be a more sustainable solution.

3. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

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Spider plants are not only easy to care for but also effective at removing indoor air pollutants and deterring pests. Their natural defense mechanism makes them an excellent choice for homes.

2. Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

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Catnip is a powerful mosquito and fly repellent. Planting catnip in your garden can help protect your outdoor spaces. Just be aware that it might attract neighborhood cats.

1. Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

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For those seeking a more aggressive approach to pest control, the Venus flytrap is a fascinating choice. It’s a carnivorous plant that feeds on insects, making it an intriguing guardian for your home.

Including these houseplants in your living spaces can not only enhance the aesthetics of your home but also serve as a natural defense against common pests. Plus, they offer a sustainable and chemical-free alternative to traditional pest control methods. So, whether you have a green thumb or are just starting your plant journey, consider welcoming these green guardians into your home to enjoy a pest-free environment.

War on Mosquitoes: Garden Plants to the Rescue

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In this blog, we’ll explore a variety of garden plants that not only add beauty to your outdoor space but also work as natural mosquito repellents, making your garden a more enjoyable and bug-free haven.

Timeless Elegance: 10 Vintage Garden Decor Inspo

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If you’re looking to elevate your outdoor space, you’re in for a treat. Vintage garden decor is all the rage these days – and for a good reason! It effortlessly combines old-world charm with a touch of nostalgia, creating an ambiance that’s both elegant and timeless. Let’s dive and explore these 10 vintage garden decor inspirations that will turn your garden into a masterpiece.

25 Annuals for Shade That Bloom All Summer:

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Here is a list of 25 Annuals for Shade that bloom all summer. What could be better than great flowers that last a long time and do well in shade?! Great for container gardening.

DIY Monogram Planter Building Plans

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Follow this step-by-step tutorial and woodworking plans to build this large outdoor DIY monogram planter in the letter of your choice, for a welcoming and personalized front porch decoration.

27+ Garden Edging Ideas

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Garden edging is a great way to make your yard look beautiful and keep flower beds contained. Try one of these garden edging ideas to update your curb appeal.

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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