Although no one likes to have wasps in the house, these creatures help to keep certain enemies of plants away from them. They are not the only ones because there are many insects that have beneficial effects and that is why it is good that they are close to our plants, flowers and vegetables.

Those who defend ecology look for natural solutions to prevent the stalking of certain pests and diseases. One of the alternatives is to have certain plants that attract insects good for fighting pests.

List of plants

The calendula It is one of these plants, a species that you can have in your home as they attract pollinating insects and wasps which in turn are responsible for eliminating aphids.

Another plant to consider is the romero It is a plant that attracts some insects that become allies of plants, such as parasitic wasps or hoverflies. This happens because they feed on nectar and pollen.

If you have a garden with caterpillars, it is best to have one fennel plant because it attracts wasps that in turn are busy hunting caterpillars. In the case of aphids, you can take advantage of and cultivate yarrow as it is a plant that arouses the interest of hoverflies, aphid predatory insects.



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Many of the pplants that attract beneficial insects they are distinguished by their strong aromas or by their sweet flowers. It is the case of the basilwhich in addition to emitting a penetrating but very pleasant smell is ideal in these cases as it attracts predatory bugs.

The capuchin not only does it have the same function but it also repels insects that are pests. If you want to grow tomato, do not forget to have a borage plant nearby as it keeps the tomato caterpillar away.