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Planting to Your Advantage: Popular Insect-Repellent Plants


March 17, 2022

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Certain plants can help repel insects and provide the additional benefits like fresh food and aesthetic appeal that so many people love.

Homeowners choose plants for their properties based on a number of variables. Some may be into growing their own foods, while others desire their gardens to be an awe-inspiring mixture of bright colors and alluring scents. There's no wrong reason to plant a fresh garden, but some plants offer extra benefits, such as repelling insects.

Insects can be a nuisance and a threat to individuals' overall health. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, insect-borne diseases are viral and bacterial illnesses that develop from insect bites. Mosquitoes, sand flies and fleas are some exa...

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