Plants and herbs that will help to keep away those pests!

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Xyrelle Supremo

March 22, 2022

Well, if you’re green-handed then this is a plus but what if you don’t know or want to handle plants but would love to keep those pests away from you? Here are some of the benefits you’ll be getting in exchange of the responsibility, who knows, it might change you mind:

  • Ensuring that you’re dengue-free!
  • No tiring nights—sleep like you’ve only found your passion for sleeping yesterday.
  • Safety of your family and pets
  • Good bye additional costs because you won’t have to pay for damage!


Ants are complicated insects that live in vast social groupings known as “colonies.” Ants have a hard exterior body called an exoskeleton as well as three body parts: the head, thorax, and abdomen. Their intrusion into or near your home is upsetting, and it’s convenient to turn to the Internet for quick solutions, but be wary of the information you receive! Many pest professionals believe that these do-it-yourself solutions do nothing to solve the situation at hand. With 80 percent of homeowners reporting ant infestations, you’re not alone in your experiences with these annoying insects! Don’t worry because we got your back!

The Plants and Herbs That You Need

#1: Basil

Basil, sometimes known as Great Basil, is a culinary herb in the Lamiaceae family. It is a delicate plant that is utilized in a variety of cuisines around the world. Basil is native to tropical countries ranging from Central Africa to Southeast Asia, and the generic term “basil” refers to the kind often known as “sweet basil” or “Genovese basil” in Western cuisine. While we all enjoy the smell, mosquitoes, moths, and flies do not. Use basil to repel flies and moths in your garden, and smash leaves and use them on your skin to keep mosquitoes away while you work in the garden!

#2: Lavender

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a Mediterranean evergreen plant. Its blooms and oil have a pleasant aroma and are used medicinally. Lavender includes an oil that appears to have relaxing properties and may relax specific muscles. It appears to have antibacterial and antifungal properties as well. Furthermore, it has been shown to deter mosquitoes, fleas, flies, and moths.

#3: Chrysanthemums

These common garden plants, often known as mums, can help keep roaches, ants, beetles, ticks, lice, fleas, and mites at bay. Pyrethrum is the genus that includes Chrysanthemums. Many of these insects can be killed by extracts from mums and other flowers in this category. In fact, it’s a common element in many household insecticides.

#4: Mint

Mentha is a plant genus in the Lamiaceae family. This fragrant herb is excellent for naturally repelling insects. Because this plant grows and spreads quickly, we recommend putting it in vases. It can quickly infiltrate your lawn and become difficult to weed out. The mint, once planted in pots, can be strategically placed around your deck or patio. Mint is also a great garnish for iced drinks and fresh summer foods.

What should we do now that we know more about them?

Start planting in your garden! NONETHELESS, having these plants and herbs in your home can’t always guarantee your safety especially if the infestation has already started. In this case, contact a professional exterminator or, better yet, call Empire Exterminating at (888) 983-7668.