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These Plants Will Keep Unwanted Pests Out Of Your Garden

Though fall has begun, there is still time for some outdoor fun. But there’s always the bug factor. No one like dousing themselves in chemical bug repellent so Wimp has come up with a great natural option.

They gave us a list of plants that work great to keep mosquitoes and other bugs away naturally. Just planting these herbs and having them out works wonders to ward off unwanted host or party guests.

While the smell of basil is heavenly intoxicating to humans, mosquitoes and flies hate it. Keep a pot of basil around to spruce up your sauces, as well as to keep away these unwanted pests. Catnip is also a good way to ward off mosquitoes. They also have pretty little flowers on them, besides getting your cat high. Everyone knows citronella candles work wonders for keeping bugs away, but did you know that those products are made from citronella grass. Just keep a plant out, but don't rub it on your skin!

The strong scent of lemon balm and lemon thyme also make for a good bug deterrent. Planting mint will confuse mosquitoes. They won’t be able to sniff out humans when mint is around. Lavender is soothing to humans, but noxious to bugs.

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