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Keep away insects with 5 useful plants

Do you have those annoying creepy crawly critters in your house that make you upset of their existence? If you don’t already have a garden at home, are you planning on starting one? Here are some plants that you can add to your garden that can keep away insects.

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Rosemary can be used to repel fleas and ticks (source). At the same time, it can be used for other purposes such as culinary dishes and health benefits. It improves digestion, enhances memory and concentration, neurological protection, and prevents brain aging.

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Peppermint can be used to repel spiders, mosquitoes and ants (source). This plant needs plenty care in order to grow but once it is fully grown the benefits will be worth it. It comes with benefits other than being able to keep away insects such as improving digestion, colds and flu, blood pressure and type II diabetes.

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Catnip can be used to repel mosquitoes (source). Catnip isn’t just used for cats and to keep away insects, it can be used to make a delicious tea. The tea also comes with medicinal benefits such as relieving stress, improving the quality of sleep, treating digestive issues, can be used as a remedy for colds and fevers, can accelerate wounds and burns and it is also good for weight loss.

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Lavender can be used to repel moths, fleas, flies and mosquitoes (source). Lavender isn’t just good for the air, it also has other benefits such as helping with anxiety, insomnia, improving sleep, helping treat skin blemishes, and reducing blood pressure and heart rate.

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Basil can be used to repel mosquitoes and house flies (source). As all other plants, it can be used for medicinal benefits such as reducing oxidative stress, supporting liver health, fighting cancer and reducing high blood sugar.

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