How to repel moths?

Although in order to have a healthy garden it is important to ensure that all insects can lead a normal life without having to worry about pesticides, the truth is that there are some whose larvae are potentially dangerous for plants: moths .

Surely you have heard a lot about them and how to repel moths in the home, but… what about in the garden? What can we do?


  • 1 lavender plant
  • 2 Keep the furniture clean
  • 3 Do not leave pruning debris or cut grass in the garden
  • 4 Treat your plants with garlic

lavender plant


Lavender is an evergreen sub-shrub that stays as beautiful as day one (or more) for a long time. It grows quickly to a height of approximately 1 meter, and its lilac inflorescences are so beautiful that, when they bloom in spring, they are a delight for the eyes and for our sense of smell, as their aroma is very pleasant for humans…, but not for moths. In fact, it is the plant that is most used to repel them .

Keep the furniture clean

terrace furniture

You will see moths not only on plants, but also on furniture. To avoid this, it is of the utmost importance to keep them clean . In addition, if they are made of wood or resin, we must avoid leaving them outdoors if we live in an area where it rains regularly, since they would be damaged and, in doing so, they would attract them.

Do not leave pruning debris or cut grass in the garden

dried grass

The ideal is to put the freshly removed weeds inside the composter and discard the logs (or use them to make a fire if it is autumn-winter). Decaying plant matter attracts moths, so try to make your garden as “clean” as possible. In this way, we will not have to worry about them.

Treat your plants with garlic


If you have seen moths on your plants, treat them with garlic. You just have to mix two tablespoons of garlic and two cups of water in a spray bottle . To make it more effective, you can add a small spoonful of soap so that the moths stick to it.

How to repel moths?

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