10 repellent vegetation to maintain them at bay


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Many people suffer from apiphobia (the fear of bees, hornets, wasps and other bumblebees) or are allergic to stings. Also, the presence of wasps in the garden or in the vegetable patch can worry some gardeners. Moreover, we know that these pollinating insects are more aggressive in summer when it is hot or when the evenings are stormy, which can also complicate gardening work. Fortunately, it is possible to repel these little beasts without using chemical-based pesticides. To do this, just use effective natural remedies and plant the repellent plants that wasps fear the most.

1) Geranium

The fragrant pelargonium (or more simply geranium) helps repel many insects and parasites. It is used in particular very often to keep mosquitoes away on the return of sunny days. Unfortunately, this plant also repels bees, which may interfere a little with the pollination of plants in the garden. However, nothing prevents you from planting a few beds around the house or growing it in pots to be placed on the windows to prevent wasps and other unwanted insects from entering!

2) Thyme

We appreciate thyme in the kitchen as well as to fight against coughs. However, it can also be used intelligently in the garden to keep wasps away. You can not only plant it in a corner of the garden to keep them away, but also burn it in a saucer placed on the terrace table (or even heat it directly on the barbecue). The fragrant smoke will not fail to scare away these critters to finish your meal outside quietly!

3) Basil

You wondered what the kryptonite of these insects was? Of all the plants, basil is certainly the one whose smell repels wasps the most. So, do not hesitate to plant some in your garden or near your terrace to keep wasps away. You can also simply keep a pot on the garden table to keep them at bay. You will be able to sit down without fear of receiving an unexpected visit!

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4) Garlic

Garlic is one of those plants that many insects dislike, and wasps are no exception. With its strong aroma, it keeps them away. Good to know: garlic is also a good natural remedy for wasp stings. All you have to do here is remove the sting, then apply a fresh clove of garlic, cut in half. Unstoppable!

5) Mint

Humans generally love the smell of mint, and they’re the only ones! From flies and mosquitoes to wasps and rodents, many animals have horror of its powerful perfume. You can therefore invite a few mint plants into your garden to keep them away. A wise gardener must however choose the right place for these plantations. Indeed, mint is a invasive plant which loves to expand, sometimes at the expense of its neighbours.




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