How to drive away insects?

There are a series of insects that can bother us a lot while we are trying to enjoy the garden: from flies, mosquitoes, bees, wasps,… Especially during the warm months of the year, we will have to manage so that they cannot do it, but how?

It is not difficult, and the best thing is that we will not need to use chemical products to achieve it. Here we tell you how to drive away insects naturally .


  • 1 Insect repellent plants
    • 1.1 Basil
    • 1.2 Mint
    • 1.3 Dill
    • 1.4 Parsley
  • 2 Tricks to drive them away
    • 2.1 Place pieces of lemon in different areas
    • 2.2 Use the onion
    • 2.3 Laurel, the best fly repellent

insect repellent plants

There are several plants that repel insects, such as these:


potted basil

Basil is a small aromatic plant that can be grown both in a pot and in the garden. With a little care, it will be of great help to repel flies and mosquitoes .


Mint, anti-mosquito plant

Mint is a plant that can be found in any corner, as long as it receives direct sunlight. It does not need much maintenance, only one or two weekly waterings depending on the season of the year in which we find ourselves. Only in this way will it serve to repel mosquitoes .


Dill, insect repellent plant

Dill is a herbaceous plant with an annual cycle that, in addition to being used in the kitchen, if planted near other plants, will keep them protected from aphids, red spiders, mosquitoes, caterpillars, and against the worms that affect tomatoes.


Parsley, insect repellent plant

Parsley, grown in semi-shade or indoors, is a herbaceous plant that is very easy to grow and maintain and repels beetles and cutworms . In addition, it attracts beneficial insects from the garden and the orchard.

Tricks to drive them away

If apart from plants you want to know more tricks to prevent insects from bothering your plants or yourself, write down these remedies:

Place lemon pieces in different areas

Prepare lemon juice to repel ants

The smell of lemon is so strong that it repels all kinds of annoying insects , such as mosquitoes. If you are not very convinced by this idea, make lemon juice, fill several containers and put them near the plants or in the area you want to protect.

use the onion

Onions, use them to eliminate aphids

If we boil an onion and, after letting it cool, rub the trunks of the plants or the pots with it, we will prevent flying insects from harming them .

Laurel, the best fly repellent

Bay leaves, a fly repellant

Laurel is an evergreen tree that will repel flies . For this we can plant it in the garden, or put crushed leaves in different areas.

How to drive away insects?

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