10 repellent plants to keep them away

Many people suffer from apiphobia (fear of bees, hornettes, wasps, and other bumblebees) or are allergic to stings. The presence of wasps in the garden or in a vegetable garden can also be a concern for some gardeners. In addition, we know that these pollinating insects are more aggressive in the summer when it’s hot or stormy in the evenings, which can also make gardening difficult. Fortunately, these small beasts can be expelled without chemical pesticides. To do this, all you need to do is use effective natural remedies and plant the repulsive plants most feared by wasps.

1) Geranium

Fragrant Pelargonium (or simply Pelargonium) helps repel many insects and parasites. It is especially used very often to keep mosquitoes at bay on sunny days. Unfortunately, this the plant also expels bees, which may slightly interfere with the pollination of garden plants. However, nothing prevents you from planting a few benches around the house or growing it in pots that are placed in windows to allow wasps and other unwanted insects to enter!

2) thyme

We value thyme both in the kitchen and for cough control. However, it can also be used intelligently in the garden to keep wasps at bay. You can not only plant it in a corner of the garden to keep them away, but also burn it on a plate placed on the terrace table (or even heat it directly on the grill). The fragrant smoke will not scare these animals to stop eating out quietly!

3) Basilica

Wondering what the kryptonite of these insects was? Of all the plants, basil is certainly the one whose smell repels wasps the most. So don’t hesitate to plant close to your garden or patio to keep wasps at bay. You can also simply keep the pot on the garden table to keep them away. You can sit down without fear of an unexpected visit!

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4) Garlic

Garlic is one of those plants that many insects don’t like, and wasps are no exception. Thanks to its strong scent, it keeps them at bay. Good to know: Garlic is also a good natural remedy for wasp stings. All you have to do is remove the sting and then spread the fresh clove of garlic in half. Unstoppable!

5) Mint

People usually love the smell of mint and they are the only ones! There are many animals, from flies and mosquitoes to wasps and rodents horror of its strong aroma. Therefore, you can invite a few mint plants to your garden to keep them away. However, the wise gardener must choose the right place for these plantings. In fact, mint is a invasive plant who loves enlargement, sometimes at the expense of his neighbors.