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7 houseplants to help keep insects out of your home…

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If you want to keep those pesky flies and mosquitoes away then try keeping basil in your home. The herb has been used for pest control since ancient times, due to its strong aroma and oil. As a bonus, it also makes for a tasty garnish.
#lavender
Lavender is a good natural choice for keeping bugs at bay. Not only does the herb smell amazing but also repels flies, beetles and even fleas. This is due to the lavender oil. And if that wasn’t enough, the plant looks great as a table decoration.
#rosemary
You may just think of rosemary as a wonderful ingredient to dishes, but the herb is also great for repelling bugs. Its intense fragrance will ward off irritating gnats and midges. It’s best to keep an entire rosemary plant in your kitchen – close at hand for cooking but also useful for keeping bugs out of your house.
#lemonbalm
What makes lemon balm so effective as an insect repellent is its high levels of a compound called citronellal. So rather than using toxic chemical repellents, just place a lemon balm plant in your home to keep bugs away.
#sage
Sage’s strong smell and oil both act in repelling mosquitoes and flies. Keep a sage plant in your home, and then take cuttings and burn them once the leaves are dried out. This is particularly good for when you’re entertaining alfresco.
#commonmarigold
The scent of common marigold deters flies, gnats, mosquitoes and midges. So there’s no need to buy mosquito spray when you have this natural, bright and beautiful insect repellent.
#carnivorousplants plants
One of the more obvious ways to banish flies is to buy a Venus fly trap, or Dionaea. Carnivorous plants lure the insects in with scent or colour, then catch and eat them. It might sound a little gross but it works.
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