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These are 9 of the best plants that repel flies!

9 Plants That Repel Flies

Are you looking for some relief from the pesky flies? These 9 plants are the best options when it comes to naturally repelling these pesky insects. Plant each of these nine plants that repel flies to have a wonderful smelling yard that you can enjoy pest free!

Wormwood Seed Duo, (2 Individual Seed Packets) Non-GMO Seeds by Seed Needs
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Wormwood Seed Duo, (2 Individual Seed Packets) Non-GMO Seeds by Seed Needs

The Strong aroma of the wormwood plant is said to repel lots of different types of insects, including flies.
Plant this in sandy, well draining soil in full sun.

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Seeds of Change Certified Organic Genovese Basil
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Seeds of Change Certified Organic Genovese Basil

Basil is an herb that you can plant to not only repel flies but to eat as well! This is a great herb to plant in a pot, making it a great addition to patio areas. Relax in the beautiful outdoors and enjoy the pleasant scent of basil and a fly free environment!
Basil does work best at repelling flies if the oils within the leaves are released. So if you are headed outside crush a few of the leaves to really release the strong aroma within.

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Marigold Seeds - French Sparky Mix - Heirloom Flower Garden Protection 1,000 Seeds by Hill Creek Seeds
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Marigold Seeds - French Sparky Mix - Heirloom Flower Garden Protection 1,000 Seeds by Hill Creek Seeds

French Marigold are a great addition to a garden or yard to help repel those pesky flies. The great thing about this plant is that it's not only useful but has beautiful flowers as well!

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RDR 100 Lavender Vera Seeds – True Lavender, English Lavender, Lavandula Angustifolia
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RDR 100 Lavender Vera Seeds – True Lavender, English Lavender, Lavandula Angustifolia

As an aromatherapist, I love lavender. The scent of the lavender flowers are as relaxing as the flowers are beautiful.
Definitely include lavender in your garden or yard to not only repel flies but to enjoy it's beauty!

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500 Peppermint Herb Seeds - Mentha Piperita, Menthol Mint - by RDR Seeds
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500 Peppermint Herb Seeds - Mentha Piperita, Menthol Mint - by RDR Seeds

Peppermint has such an uplifting, invigorating scent. But as much as we love the scent of peppermint, the flies do not!
So include peppermint in your landscaping to keep those pesky bugs at bay.

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500 Seeds Tansy Method bio Seeds Perennial Flower Garden Insect Friend
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500 Seeds Tansy Method bio Seeds Perennial Flower Garden Insect Friend

Another plant that is not only useful but beautiful. The tansy plant boasts beautiful yellow flowers that the flies cannot stand!
Include these in your landscaping for a pop of color that is also beneficial.

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Burpee Lemongrass Cymbopogon Citratus | 10 Multi-Seed Pellets
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Burpee Lemongrass Cymbopogon Citratus | 10 Multi-Seed Pellets

Lemongrass is a very fragrant plant that is a great addition to your home landscaping. Break a couple of fronds to really release the aroma that will chase the flies away!

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Bonnie Plants Rosemary Live Edible Aromatic Herb Plant - 4 Pack | Perennial in Zones 8 To 10 | Great for Cooking & Grilling | Italian & Mediterranean Dishes, Vinegars & Oils, Breads
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Bonnie Plants Rosemary Live Edible Aromatic Herb Plant - 4 Pack | Perennial in Zones 8 To 10 | Great for Cooking & Grilling | Italian & Mediterranean Dishes, Vinegars & Oils, Breads

Rosemary is another herb that you should include on your patio or porch to not only repel the flies but to use in food preparation.
And rosemary also has pretty little bluish purple flowers that will brighten your day:)

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Medium Sized B52 Giant Venus Flytrap - Fly Trap - (Dionaea Muscipula) Carnivorous Plant 3 inch Pot
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Medium Sized B52 Giant Venus Flytrap - Fly Trap - (Dionaea Muscipula) Carnivorous Plant 3 inch Pot

The 9th plant on our list is the well known Venus Flytrap. The Venus Flytrap is a very unique plant that is carnivorous. It actually will feed on and absorb nutrients from the insects that it captures in it's trap.
While the Venus Fly trap mostly feeds on insects that crawl into it's trap such as ants, it does occasionally trap a fly if it happens to land upon it.
This makes the Venus Fly trap very unique, and a plant that I just couldn't leave off of this list!

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And those are 9 plants that repel flies! 

I would encourage you to include as many plants from this list as possible into your landscaping or garden to have a stronger fly repelling effect. Plus why not, they are all such attractive plants that will help to brighten your yard!

Also if you are looking for more bug and pest repelling plants, then be sure to check out 13 Plants to Repel Mosquitoes, 9 Plants to Repel Snakes, and 7 Plants That Repel Spiders! Include those plants as well in your yard for a bug free paradise!

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