Bugs and pests can quickly become an annoying nuisance. But pest services can get pricey and it can be hard to find a reliable provider that’s been carefully vetted.

Luckily, there are many plants that can naturally keep bugs and pests away. Let’s take a look!

10. Mint

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Mint is fragrant and edible. It can keep bugs and even mice away because it contains menthol as its active ingredient. It must be grown in a separate pot or bed because it is known to be invasive.

9. Lavender

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On top of being beautiful and smelling great, lavender can repel bugs! Dehydrated lavender is also a great addition to your closet. Moths dislike the scent and will naturally stay away!

8. Basil

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7. Osage Oranges

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These oranges grow in massive trees, and there’s evidence that cockroaches dislike this fruit’s scent. Awesome!

6. Catnip

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Catnip is a great mosquito repellent, and studies show it does a better job than chemicals such as DEET. Bonus: if you like cats, more of them may appear in your life if you plant this!

5. Garlic

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Legend says that garlic keeps vampires away. There’s no solid proof of this, but we do know that garlic can keep pesky pests away. Best of all, you can eat it once it’s ready!

4. Marigolds

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This beautiful flower will add some color to your garden, but they also repel garden-destroying worms called nematodes.

3. Lemongrass

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Lemongrass naturally contains citronella, which is an active ingredient in many mosquito repellants! Its natural form is even more effective.

2. Chrysanthemums

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This adorable flower is not only colorful, but it is also an effective insect repellent thanks in part to a natural chemical called pyrethrum.

1. Venus Flytrap

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Not only are Venus flytraps cool, they literally eat small flies and insects! They also look amazing!

There are so many factors that can spell success for your garden, but hopefully, these plants can help you protect your other plants.

Are there other plants that are natural insect repellents? Spill the beans in the comments!