Plants With A Purpose

Plants With A Purpose

What's better than having a garden full of beautiful plants?

Having plants that also serve another purpose!

Check out our list below of colorful plants that serve as an insect repellent, as well as other uses.


Note: We organized the same list two separate ways; one by plant and one by pest so it is laid out for you as simple as possible to meet your needs.

By plant:

Mint repels Flies, Mosquitoes, Ants, Spiders

Lavender repels Flies, Ticks, Spiders, Moths

Rosemary repels Flies, Moths

Catnip repels Ticks, Mosquitoes, Cockroaches

Chrysanthemums repels Ticks, Ants, Spiders

Basil repels Flies & Mosquitoes

Lemongrass repels Mosquitoes & Cockroaches

Peppermint repel Ants

Marigolds repel Mosquitoes

By insect:

Flies | Bail, Mint, Lavender, & Rosemary

Ticks | Catnip, Lavender, & Chrysanthemums

Mosquitoes | Marigolds, Mint, Basil, Catnip, & Lemongrass

Ants | Mint, Peppermint & Chrysanthemums

Spiders | Mint, Lavender & Chrysanthemums

Cockroaches | Catnip & Lemongrass

Moths | Lavender & Rosemary

If the pests are being a bigger nuisance, we are certified in outdoor pest control and would love to schedule a free consultation with you. When it comes to contact pest control applications; we stand behind a product that allows us to remove more pests with one, safe, product! You can read more details here or schedule here.

This list was adapted from Back Roads Living.

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