3 Herbs to Place in Pots Indoors to Banish Insects from Your Home

Summer sure is here and that also means the insects are out. There are numerous ways that you can get rid of these critters from your home, balcony or garden, and the most simplest way is to have pots of herbs indoors or outdoors.

Here are three herbs that can help banish the critters:


Lemongrass is a glorious herb that adds fragrance to Thai dishes, and it also has bug repelling properties. Lemongrass contains the natural oil citronella, and citronella is often made into candles to repel bugs, mosquitoes especially.

Lemongrass grows well in containers, so whether you have a pot indoors or position near doors and windows to keep critters well away.


Containers of mint placed in the garden, on the balcony or in pots indoors by windows and doors are perfect plants to keep your space insect free during the summer months, as well as to make a Moroccan Mint Tea or Mojito cocktails.

Aromatic oils from mint can also be used to make a mosquito repellent spray by mixing the oils with apple cider vinegar and vodka.

Containers of mint strategically placed in the garden or on the patio will help keep nearby plants insect free.


No home should be without a basil plant(s). Basil in pots are readily available from grocery stores and supermarkets. Basil is a great accompaniment for a variety of dishes and salads, and is also great at keeping bugs away.

Place pots of basil by your doors and windows to keep away all critters, and it can also be used as protection for your home.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com


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