Plants That Repel Bugs On Your Property

Summer in the south is hot and humid and enjoying your outdoor living spaces can be a challenge. Especially with pesky bugs that swarm your property and those around it. There are many plants that repel bugs and can lessen the presence of annoying insects around your home and landscape areas. Mansell Landscape Management has a distinguished background in horticulture and can plan out the perfect plants for your home landscaping and gardens.

Use These Plants That Repel Bugs Around Your Home

#1 Lemongrass

Lemongrass Plant | Mansell Landscape

Lemongrass is a perfect summer plant for your landscaping or garden. It is edible and used in many Asian culinary traditions. It also contains the citronella oil, a natural deterrent of mosquitoes, and other summer pests.

#2 Basil

Basil Plant | Mansell Landscape

Basil is one of the most delicious herbs and carries a beautiful aroma along with it. Not only does it look great in your garden and landscaping, but it can also be used to make pesto, dried basil, salads, and seasoning for just about anything. Basil also contains oil that kills mosquito eggs.

#3 Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums | Mansell Landscape

This beautiful flowering plant contains Pyrethrins, which is used in many natural bug repellents to ward off cockroaches, mosquitoes, beetles, silverfish, and ticks. And they look great where ever you plant them! Chrysanthemums are tolerant of cooler weather and will last through the fall.

#4 Lavender

Lavender Flower | Mansell Landscape

This plant produces small purple flowers that contain a scent known to help with sleep, calmness, and stress-relief in humans. It just so happens, that the same scent is repulsive to mosquitoes, flies, and moths. Plant around your home and pick the flowers to dry and use in sachet bags for under the pillow and a good night’s rest.

#5 Marigolds

Marigold | Mansell Landscape

These vibrant flowers expel an airborne chemical compound called Limonene which is a natural deterrent of flies, mosquitoes, and aphids. Plant marigolds around your hardscape areas for a pleasing aesthetic and flying pest control.

Landscape Design & Plant Maintenance In Atlanta, Ga

Mansell Landscape offers everything from landscape and garden design and layout to scheduled lawn and landscape maintenance and care. With the skill of an architect combined with the education of a horticulturist, we are able to design and implement a customized plan to provide healthy lawns, plants, and shrubs all year long. We provide lawn care services to metro-Atlanta, which includes the cities of North Atlanta, Acworth, Alpharetta, Cumming, Canton, Marietta, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Woodstock, and beyond. Contact us online or call us today at (770) 517-0555.