The top 6 fly repelling plants for your home and garden

The top 6 fly repelling plants for your home and garden

  • Healthy living is a life style. It is about the organic foods you eat, the hair and skin care you use and last but not least the natural solutions you select to clean and take care of your home and garden.
  • If you have kids and pets this is one more reason why should opt for healthier options and avoid commercial pest control products.
  • Using plants to repel flies serves many purposes. It not only keeps flies away, but adds beauty to your garden.
  • As we know, some plants like basil, bay leaves, rosemary and mint can  be used in cooking to add flavor and for their healing properties.
  • Flies typically do not harm plants, but they reproduce in very large numbers and can carry diseases. They are also very annoying to have around the house.
  • Let’s take a look at the top six fly repelling plants.
  • Basil:
  • Flies hate basil. It is a good idea to pot basil plants and spread them around your garden to keep the flies and other bugs away. In addition to its bug repelling properties, basil also provides health benefits and provides great aroma and flavor to cooking.
  • Bay leaves:
  • Most bugs hate the smell of bay leaves. Spreading them around your garden and putting them in your cupboards, rice, quinoa and other grains can help keep flies and other critters away.
  • Catnip:
  • A study published in a journal called Medical and Veterinary Entomology showed that catnip is a very effective fly repellent. Catnip oil was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a safe remedy to repel flies.
  • Lavender:
  • Although the smell of lavender is very pleasant to us, it is not to flies. Planting lavender around your home creates a protective barrier.
  • Mint:
  • Flies absolutely hate peppermint. It is easy to grow in your garden and peppermint essential oil can also be used as a natural spray repellent.
  • Rosemary:
  • It is a potent herb with a very pleasant smell and taste. Rosemary is widely used in Mediterranean cuisine, and has many health benefits as well.
  • Try planting some around your home and it will have a dual function as a healing herb and a fly repellent.
  • Fly repelling plants

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