Plants to Keep Bugs Away


For a great list of plants that attract beneficial insects, plants that repel unwanted bugs, and a few that trap those pesky pests, follow this link:


The Our Garden Gang site is chock full of useful planting info, whether you’re constructing a vegetable garden, designing an herb oasis, or considering a landscaping overhaul.


Herb Companion and Insects Repelled Chart



Pests Repelled

AngelicaAvoid Dill 
Dislikes Rue
Flies, Mosquitoes
BorageTomatoes, Squash, StrawberriesTomato Worm
CarawayPlant throughout the garden to loosen the soil.
Avoid Dill
CatnipEggplantFlea Beetle, Ants
ChamomileCabbage, Onion 
Coriander Aphids
Dead NettlePotatoesPotato Bug
Dislikes Carrots and Caraway
FennelMost plants dislike this herb 
Feverfewrosesattracts aphids away from roses
FlaxCarrots, PotatoesPotato Bug
GarlicRoses, RaspberriesJapanese Beetle, Aphids
HorseradishPotatoesPotato Bug
Henbit General Insect Repellent
HyssopCabbage, Grapes
Dislikes Radishes
Cabbage Moth
Lavender Moths -- combine with southernwood, wormwood and rosemary in an anti-moth sachet
MarigoldsPlant throughout the gardenMexican Bean Beetles, Nematodes, others
MintCabbage, TomatoesWhite Cabbage Moth, aphids, flea beetles
Mole Plant (Castor Bean) Moles and Mice
NasturtiumRadishes, Cabbage, Cucurbits, fruit treesAphids, Squash Bugs, Striped Pumpkin Beetle
PennyroyalRosesFlies, Mosquitoes, Fleas, others
Pot MarigoldTomatoesTomato Worm, Asparagus Beetles, others
Pyrethrums Use dried flower heads as a general insect repellent.
RosemaryCabbage, Beans Carrots, SageCabbage Moth, Bean Beetle, Carrot Fly
RueRoses and Raspberries
Dislikes Sweet Basil
Japanese Beetles
SageRosemary, Cabbage, Carrots
Dislikes Cucumbers
Cabbage Moth, Carrot Fly, Flea Beetle, Slugs
SouthernwoodCabbagesCabbage Moth
SowthistleTomatoes, Onion, Corn
Plant in moderation
Summer SavoryBeansBean Beetles
TansyFruit Trees, Roses, RaspberriesFlying Insects, Japanese Beetles, Striped Cucumber Beetles, Squash Bugs, Ants, Flies
ThymeCabbageCabbage Worm
Wormwood Plant as a border to keep animals out of the garden.
YarrowPlant near aromatic herbs to enhance production of essential oils. 

Category: Fly Control

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