Natural Pest-Repellent Plants

Plants are naturally the best natural pest repellents, and have for hundreds of years. Many useful plants can also help protect buildings against insects and pests, and are probably living in your yard. Pothos is a wonderful, bold, vibrant green plant with frilly purple flowers that grows in clusters. It gets big, about 4 feet tall, with small, dark purple flowers. Watch carefully, as the leaves can actually rust if they get wet.

Berries, rose, and chocolate, be sure to get chocolate!

Marigolds are an extremely effective natural pest repellent. Their scent is incredibly strong, and helps keep away more than 70 types of insects. One tablespoon of dried marigolds in an 8×8-foot radius of a house should be enough to keep most insects away. There is not much else you can do to take care of such a large area of property other than plants. Look for edible ones like lamb’s ear, pak choy, marigolds, verbena, and other herbs and vegetables.


When planting marigolds, always make sure there is plenty of sun, as most plants will be safe around vegetables and fruit. Plant as high as you can to maximize the shade.


Carrots are another natural natural repellent plant with a great scent. We know them best for their delicious flavor, but also use carrots for natural pest protection. Large plants like carrots will help keep away flying insects such as flies and flies. Many birds are also attracted to carrots, so it’s great to plant a long row of carrots across a lawn to keep them away.


Garlic is a great natural pest repellent, and of course very easy to grow. The smell can help repel flies and many types of ants. Try growing a large number of garlic plants, to fill as many gaps in your garden as you can.


Anise is another incredibly strong natural repellent, which is why it is used as a scent in many perfumes. I’ve seen them used ornamentally in the backgrounds of some of the newest online casinos that have live games. It’s good to have some anise on hand in your garden, as it’s a natural treatment for fleas. It may be a little hard to find it locally, but can be grown in pots as well.


Turnips have a beautiful bright green colour with a dark purple core. They also grow large and have a similar look to the carrots and squash. Just be sure to have plenty of water on the farm before planting turnips, as they will not do well without water. It’s important to protect your turnips from pests and weeds.


Potatoes are one of the best natural pest repellent plants. Large potatoes in close proximity to other plants will help protect the crops against bugs, weeds, birds, and mammals. Green potatoes like the ones you buy in the store will be the most effective, but root potatoes also work. As a bonus, don’t forget to eat your potatoes! You can eat potatoes from a garden, or grow a whole crop for yourself and make a potato soup for winter.