How to Grow Your Own Herbal Repellents
For those people with a green thumb, you can
grow your own herbal repellents. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy
gardening while finding an organic use for repelling rodents.
When rodent repellents are your main goal for your garden, make
sure you focus on specific herbs that are most effective for
the focus in which you have chosen.
Repellent Herb Plants
Wormwood is an herb
repellent for moths, intestinal worm, slugs, and
If cats are a nuisance in
your area, Rue can repel cats from its scent. It is also
effective for fleas and the Japanese beetle.
This is a great herb
repellent that can grow at the walkway of your house. It gets
rid of the typical insect nuisance that plagues our homes. It
is effective on mosquitoes, moths, cockroaches, flies ants, and
mice. It is a great doorway plant to repel the insects that
gather at the doors of our home from the bright lights. It can
also be condensed and the liquid can be used as a spray. The
spray can be used on insect bites to alleviate
Lavender is a great
smelling plant to repel flies and silverfish fleas. Lavender is
often used in sachets that are left in clothing drawers. It is
a great herb repellent to keep bugs out of our clothing or
shoes that are not used often.
Mint is the perfect herb
repellent to repel flies, fleas, mice, rats and ants. It is an
organic method to repel ticks and chiggers as well. Rubbing
mint on your pants and other clothing will protect a hiker from
ticks latching on during his activity.
Cats love this herb for
play and recreation, however it is the perfect herb repellent
for mosquitoes. The next time your cat is finished with his
catnip, apply it as an herbal repellent for insects.
Another great mosquito
herb repellent. The component responsible in Lemongrass for its
repellent properties is citronella contained in the skin of the
Basil’s properties repel
against mosquitoes and flies. It is a unique plant best grown
next to outdoor eating areas such as picnic tables.
Sage deters a wide variety
of insects. It is often hung outside in doorways, or hung in
kitchen entrances to deter pesky insects during
While growing these useful plants for herb repellents,
it is common to grow them in areas where they will be effective
during the growth phase. Make sure to properly water the plants
and give them sufficient sunlight for proper nutrient
If cats are an issue, keep the rue around the growing
herbs to deter them from eating or chewing them for extra
When harvesting the plants for herb repellents, they
are usually dried and place into a container. For example,
lavender is dried and contained into clothing drawers. Others
dry the plants and hang them from entranceways such as kitchens
or doorways. Make sure to properly research the uses for herb
repellents before harvesting plants to create the most