Plants that Keep Pests Off Other Plants

The weather is getting warmer and AphidsSee a picture, learn to identify, and read about Aphid houseplant pests in the Glossary of Houseplant411.com., Slugs, Beetles, Stinkbugs, Mosquitoes, spider mitesLearn how to identify and treat Spider Mites on plants. This sucking plant pest causes yellow blotchy leaves with a red haze and a gritty feel to them. and lots of other pests are coming to visit our plants. If you want to avoid toxic chemicals, try a few of these “green”methods to get rid of them.

Use plants in your garden or indoors that naturally repel insects.

1. Chives chase spider mitesLearn how to identify and treat Spider Mites on plants. This sucking plant pest causes yellow blotchy leaves with a red haze and a gritty feel to them. and AphidsSee a picture, learn to identify, and read about Aphid houseplant pests in the Glossary of Houseplant411.com. away. Chives also protect Roses from black spotHow to identify and treat Black Spot Disease, a houseplant disease caused by a fungal infection. disease.

2. Basil keeps Mosquitoes and Flies at bay.

3. Garlic repels spider mitesLearn how to identify and treat Spider Mites on plants. This sucking plant pest causes yellow blotchy leaves with a red haze and a gritty feel to them., AphidsSee a picture, learn to identify, and read about Aphid houseplant pests in the Glossary of Houseplant411.com., Fleas, and Japanese Beetles.

4. Anything that smells of Eucalyptus is effective against Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes also avoid lemongrass.

5. The strong odor of peppermint gets rid of Ants, Flea Beetles, and AphidsSee a picture, learn to identify, and read about Aphid houseplant pests in the Glossary of Houseplant411.com..

6. Surround your garden or indoor plants with marigolds to keep thripThrip are tiny winged brown insects that feed on the surfaces of plant leaves, flowers, and buds. They leave silver spots around their feeding areas and dark dots of excrement. Thrip not only weaken plant growth and distort buds and flowers, they transmit viruses from plant to plant as they fly around. The Green Solution, Neem Oil, and Yellow Sticky Cards all are effective in eliminating thrip.s, whitefliesLearn how to identify and treat the plant pest called Whitefly at https://www.houseplant411.com/glossary/whitefly-plant-pests, Tomato Worms, and Squash Bugs away. The roots of a Marigold produce a substance that kills Nematodes in the soil.

7. Plant Radishes throughout the garden to keep Cucumber Beetles, Stinkbugs, and Squash Bugs away.

8. Plant specific flowers, herbs, or vegetables that attract good insects which dine on the harmful ones such as: Alyssium, Basil, Butterfly Bush, Calendula, Cosmos, Dill, Garlic, Goldenrod, Lavender, Sun Flowers, Sweet William, and Yarrow.

Think Green!