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6 Amazing Fragrant Herbs & Plants That Effectively Repel Flies

It’s the season of flies, right? You’ll agree that there’s nothing more annoying than flies ruining your outdoor barbecue or get-together with your family and friends.

Fortunately, there are some plants and herbs that can effectively repel flies. Scroll down and learn which plants would help you get rid of these boring insects.

1. Sweet Basil

This one is the most popular herb in gardens and kitchens all over the world. It has a pungent anise-like aroma and it is many people’s favorite. It’s not only great for cooking, but it is a natural strong repellent against flies and mosquitoes.

2. Bay Laurel

The leaves of Bay Laurel are another amazing pest repellent. This herb repels flies, but people use it in their closets to get rid of moths, mouses and roaches, or bugs out of cereals. It can be grown in pots during the summer and brought inside in winter. Also, you can dry bay leaves.

3. Lavender

Lavender is grown for its fragrance and petite purple flowers. It is a great repellent against insects and people usually place them near their outdoor space for guests, so insects are rarely seen in these spots. Lavender is also perfect for ornamental planting near or under windows, again to repel insects most effectively.

4. Tansy

Tansy is an ancient time herb that was used to cure digestive ailments and intestinal parasites to bruises and joint pain. Tansy is highly effective when it comes to getting rid of insects and their larvae. Be careful with this one, as it is considered an invasive species in certain parts of the world, because of its high effectiveness, so do your research before you decide to plant it.

5. Wormwood

Wormwood is most likely known for its role in the distillation of the spirit absinthe. This gorgeous silver-green plant is very easy to grow, and its oils are another natural repellent for a wide variety of pests such as: flies, mice, mosquitoes, moths, and ants.

6. Citronella Grass

Citronella Grass’s oil is well known herbal insect-repellent on the market. It is considered an invasive species so it is best grown in a controlled environment. Citronella Grass cannot be used in cooking.

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