The ubiquitous flies and mosquitoes can spoil outdoor recreation. These small insects not only buzz above your head, but also carry many dangerous diseases and bacteria. How to protect yourself from their visits environmentally, simply and quickly by planting repellent plants?
Insect repellent method
Humming and biting insects such as mosquitoes, midges and flies can interfere with outdoor activities. Chemical control is not always 100% effective, and this can adversely affect family health and the condition of plants in the garden. An effective and at the same time very convenient way to get rid of insects is to plant fragrant flowers and shrubs. The aroma of some species, such as lavender or basil, effectively scares them away. There are even varieties of carnivorous plants, for example, sundew, which feeds on insects!
Types of Repellents
Many popular plants not only smell, but also effectively repel insects. Fragrant mint contains essential oils in the leaves, repelling midges and mosquitoes. Lavender, catnip, thyme and basil have the same effect, because the smell - although attractive to you - repels insects that have appeared in your garden. All these plants love the sun, fertilized soil and grow quickly, especially with regular pruning. The so-called natural pesticides against insects should have a balsamic odor, but this species does not tolerate direct sunlight and irrigation.
Less well-known, but no less effective option, having a deterrent from mosquitoes and midges, is geranium. This is a decorative plant with a lemon aroma, loves bright, airy spaces and morning watering.
Predatory plants eat insects, so planting them in order to get rid of midges and mosquitoes gives a double benefit. These species lure insects with color or smell, and then trap and absorb them.
Another example is a carnivorous sundew plant, covered with a sticky substance with an attractive smell, to which insects are not indifferent. Also noteworthy is the very popular flycatcher.