How To Spruce Up Your Home with Pest Repellant Plants

Spring home

Spring is springing with life and, for many others, new opportunities for individuals and families alike to buy their dream homes. Unfortunately, along with all the liveliness that the spring season gives there is also the emergence of once-dormant flies, ants, mosquitos, and roaches. With these tiny nuisances around, it can be hard to enjoy your home when they start to invade. The American Dream has a few tips that can help your home become pest-free with the help of nature’s best bug repellants this spring. With a few low-maintenance fragrant plants, your home will become pest-resistant without the use of harmful chemicals that require multiple applications.

Repel Pests with Basil

Basil is not only great with salads, soups, and other recipes, but it also does a great job in keeping pests away. Simply place pots of basil by your doors to keep away flies and mosquitoes. 

Repel Pests with Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are known for their air-purifying ability, great for keeping the air in your home nice and fresh, and their ability to repel ants, bedbugs, roaches, and silverfish. Place them anywhere and everywhere, if you’d like, to add a touch of color to any room.

Repel Pest with Lavender

What better way to spruce up your home and repel pests than with lavender? These lovely plants have a soothing fragrance that drives away moths, fleas, rodents, and mosquitoes. Place lavender pots inside or around the perimeter of your home to create a lively garden or make your home a relaxing oasis. 

There is no need to have a green thumb to add these plants to your home. All of the plants that were mentioned above are low-maintenance plants, meaning that they do not require a lot of work on your behalf.  The American Dream aims to make the hard things about homeownership simple. For more information about how The American Dream can help you in your home-owning aspirations, contact an agent today!

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