Repelling Bad Bugs With Plants

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By Nikki Tilley
(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden)

There is no way to get around having insects in the garden; however, you can successfully scare the bad bugs away by incorporating useful plants into your landscape. Many plants can serve as bug repellants. Keep reading to learn more about repelling bad bugs with plants.

Plants That Deter Insect Pests

A number of herbs, flowers, and even vegetable plants can make ideal repellents for insect pests. Here are some of the more commonly grown:

Implementing plants that are labeled as pest-resistant in and around the garden is also a good way to ward off harmful insects. For example, planting resistant varieties of azalea or rhododendron will deter insects that are normally destructive to these shrubs, such as weevils.

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