A few weeks ago we reported in detail about the natural control of aphids. Today we would like to broaden the topic and look at some more natural solutions to problems. With their ethereal aromas, the garden plants promise to keep vermin and pests away from our home or garden. We introduce you to 10 well-known and effective medicinal herbs that drive away all uninvited insects from our territory naturally and without endangering us.
Certain medicinal herbs in your garden can keep pests away while strengthening the garden
These 10 medicinal herbs drive away pests
Often when one thinks of pests, a clear image comes to mind – the image of small creepy crawlies that appear uninvited and in large numbers every summer. However, snails are also among the animals that no gardener would like to discover in their garden. They destroy the young shoots of the plants and cause further damage.
It is always worth learning more about the effects of medicinal plants
Cockroaches can sometimes be encountered in the household, especially during the hotter months. Bugs and wine flies are also not uncommon in old farmhouses. That’s why we thought we’d write another practical article for you and offer you our summary below.
Kitchen herbs enliven the room and are always at hand for various purposes
Although it is becoming increasingly common to read that coniferous forests are dying, most coniferous trees are immune to common garden pests. Fir and pine trees suffer from other diseases, which we are not talking about today. With their strong scent, they keep dangerous insects and snails away.
If you have been looking forward to the fresh peas or salads in the garden for a long time and then discover slugs or caterpillars with fright, the resin or the oil of the well-known conifers will help effectively. Various types of aphids, mites and everything else that you do not want to see again in the garden can be combated and driven out of the garden with regular use of the essential oil of the fir tree.
Fir oil is an effective remedy against aphids and slugs
Another plant with a strong aroma that can be used to fight pests. Again, we are talking about essential oils that have a strong effect on the unwanted insects or garden slugs. With the pure oil of the plant or with treatment through the fragrant leaves, you can drive away any kind of aphids, flies and even the dangerous slugs from the garden.
Basil on the windowsill in the kitchen keeps flies away
Basil in a pot beautifies and enlivens the kitchen
No gardener likes slugs
The wonderful scent of mint not only affects our taste and smell buds. The peppermint oil contained in the mint leaves is unpleasant for small crawling animals such as ants, caterpillars, fleas, moths, spiders and even flies and permanently keeps them away from your home and garden. The easiest thing is to put mint leaves in places where you see ants, for example. You can have peppermint in a pot by the kitchen window and thus limit the flight of flies into the house. Pure peppermint oil is much better against fleas or moths. Whole surfaces should be sprayed with it (diluted) and then all rooms will smell good for a long time.
In addition to being a very popular perfume ingredient, sandalwood has even more beneficial properties to make the exotic medicinal plant popular. This includes repelling aphids, which is a real challenge for many gardeners. You may also be amazed at how quickly your garden will recover from the scented plant. You, too, can now feel the balance and poise that enter our lives just through the scent of sandalwood.
We have now written many exciting articles about the clove. The aromatic bud is one of the well-known Christmas spices in the kitchen. Anyone who is convinced of their properties can try to fight lice with them. The preparations in the pharmacy are effective and you get rid of the lice. With the scent of clove oil, however, every treatment will be much more pleasant and gentle.
Lavender is a good and above all natural remedy against mosquitoes and moths. What you can also drive away very well with it are the flies that don’t miss a single summer. You can also use the lavender plant or lavender oil against bugs. Even ticks would avoid you if you were protected by the scent of lavender.
There are indeed flavors that you either love or you don’t. The scent of patchouli also belongs to this series. If you happen to have the oil or the plant with you, don’t be surprised if you don’t see any flies or spiders in the house.
We have presented the miracle plant thyme in several articles. Today we add to the many positive properties of thyme that the wonderful scent of the plant can protect us from ticks. Many stinging insects avoid the scent of thyme. You can also use the plant as a natural disinfectant.
A plant that comes from the far south and also has wonderful aromas and essential oils is the eucalyptus. Everyone knows that eucalyptus oil is good for coughs. But what you should know, especially in summer, is the aversion of cockroaches to this plant. The strong scent leaves your home free from unwanted creepy crawlies.
The lemongrass is also easy to get in any Asian shop. Thanks to the scent of the plant or if you prefer the pure ethereal form, you can be sure that neither mosquitoes nor ticks will bother you this summer.
With natural means you drive the pests out of the garden
It is always advisable to resort to natural home remedies, even if it may take some time to combat or drive away some garden visitors. The reasons for this are many. The most important of these are that neither the affected plants suffer, nor can there be any further danger to humans or animals.
While many of the purchased supplements are very effective and take effect immediately, they are also very aggressive and can cause further damage to an already weakened plant. Also, chemical treatment is not always best for the children playing in the garden or their parents.
We hope to have enriched you again with our contribution and wish you a nice summer!