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  • Writer's pictureOanh Kim

Plants and Going Green: The Natural Solution to Keeping Bugs Away


When we think of going green, we often focus on the benefits it has for the environment and our health. But did you know that going green can also help keep bugs away? That's right, incorporating plants into your home and yard can serve as a natural pest control solution. I love insects, bug, living things but I wouldn't mind some of them away from my home.


Plants That Repel Bugs

Here's some plants that have natural properties which makes them unappealing to bugs. YAY!

  1. Basil: Repels houseflies and mosquitoes.

  2. Lavender: Repels fleas, moths, and mosquitoes.

  3. Mint: Repels ants, spiders, and mosquitoes.

  4. Rosemary: Repels mosquitoes, flies, and moths.

  5. Chrysanthemums: Repel cockroaches, ants, ticks, and bedbugs.

  6. Marigolds: Repel mosquitoes, aphids, and whiteflies.

  7. Catnip: Repels mosquitoes, flies, and cockroaches.

  8. Lemongrass: Repels mosquitoes and gnats.

  9. Citronella: Repels mosquitoes, flies, and other flying insects.

  10. Eucalyptus: Repels mosquitoes, flies, and other flying insects.

By incorporating these plants into your living space, you can create a natural barrier that repels bugs and keeps your home pest-free. Plus, they add a pleasant aroma and aesthetic to your surroundings.

Air Quality Improvement

Not only do plants repel bugs, but they also serve to improve indoor air quality. Indoor air pollution can be harmful to our health, and plants help to remove harmful toxins and pollutants from the air we breathe. They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, making the air we breathe cleaner and fresher.

Sustainability and Cost-Effectiveness

In addition to their natural pest control and air quality improvement benefits, plants are also a sustainable and cost-effective solution. By incorporating plants into your home, you reduce your reliance on chemical pesticides and insecticides, which can be harmful to both the environment and our health. Plants are a natural and eco-friendly alternative that does not harm the environment or pose a risk to your health.


Furthermore, growing your own plants is cost-effective in the long run. Instead of purchasing expensive pest control solutions or air purifiers, you can invest in plants that serve both purposes. Plus, growing your own herbs or vegetables can save you money on groceries while providing you with fresh, healthy produce.


Going green and incorporating plants into your living space not only benefits the environment and our health but also serves as a natural pest control solution. Plants are a sustainable and cost-effective way to improve indoor air quality, repel bugs, and add aesthetic value to your home. So, why not add some greenery to your space and enjoy the benefits it has to offer?



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