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Top 10 Herbs Used As Insect Repellents

An insect-free home is what everyone wants to have. You can enjoy your time with your family without experiencing any annoying pest. However, insect problems are seem unavoidable. Cockroaches, termites, flies, mosquitoes, ants, and fleas are the common pests you can experience in your home regardless of the weather. Eliminating them is difficult, but you can use alternative methods to repel them like planting certain herbs.


Aside from DIY pest controls which you can do at home; herbs are also effective deterrents for pests. Herbs are not only used for healing or health purposes but it can also be used to repel pests and having them in your house or garden is a good idea.

When insects are your concerns, a pest control company in Cornelius, NC is definitely the best solution. But, if you want to use herbs as an initial treatment, then let’s find out the top 10 herbs you can have in your home to repel insects.

1. Thyme

Thyme is an herb you can rely on when insects are bothering your home. The herb deters mosquitoes, earworm, maggot, hornworm, and whiteflies. You can plant thyme in your garden easily as it can become accustomed to dry and shallow soil. If you want to repel insects successfully, you have to bruise its leaves for the chemical to be released. Once those pesky pests get a smell of thyme, they will fly or crawl away from your garden or property. When you have this herb, always be careful as the natural chemicals it contains might affect you. If you don’t want to take the risk, a pest control professional in Cornelius can help you.

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