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!
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.
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!
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.
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:)
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!
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!
Hi I'm Meghan, a homeschooling mother of 4 living on a homestead in southwest Florida with my family, goats, chickens, guineas and dog:) I strive to live a healthy, self sufficient lifestyle and I love to share that passion with others!