Bees are one of the useful animals that help plants pollinate and play an important role in the environment and in plant biodiversity. Although the benefits of bees aren’t undeniable, they sting, and that is still a cause for concern for gardens and landscapes. They are straight on brutal, and their sting could be fatal if not mitigated immediately. Like bees, wasps also have toxic stings and attack gardeners! How to repel them but also keep them can survive? Here is a rundown of plants that repel wasps and bees.
The list is one of the effective methods to keep things all-natural. Some of them are herbs, others are flowers. They also are easy to grow that you can plant both in your garden and or on the windowsill in your home. They not only keep unwanted visitors stay away from your garden but also add beauty and aromas so that you can reclaim your personal spaces and enjoy time outdoors. Continue reading to know more about them.
Basil is an underrated pest and insect repellant as its strong aroma that roaches, mites, bees, and wasps hate.
Mint is also a natural repellent for wasps and other insects in your garden. Wasps hate the strong smell of the herb because it is too overwhelming for them.
Thanks to the large citronella concentrations in lemongrass that make its scent overpowering for most insects like mosquitoes, bees, and wasps.
#4 Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm has a powerful smell so it is a natural deterrent to wasps and hornets, mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other stinging insects.
#5 Trumpet Flowers
The extracting nectar of the trumpet flowers is a natural repellent for bees. Its dull colors and pungent smell also deter wasps and other pests and insects.
Cloves have a strong scent that makes bees and wasps hate, so you can grow them around the yard to deter them.
Pennyroyal has pungent and color that bee doesn’t like. So you can grow this plant to prevent unwanted visitors come to your garden.
Bee doesn’t like geraniums for two reasons. First, bees are colorblind to red, and second, geraniums produce little to no pollen at all. Growing this flowering plant not only makes your garden more lively but also can deter them visit your garden.
Wasps and bees hate the acidity of cucumbers and their bitter taste. So, if you want to repel them, you can plant one in your garden or shred them and distribute the peels in the garden or where the bees and wasps are nesting.
#10 Rue Plant
Rue Plant has a pungent smell and bitter taste that make it become an insect repellent.
Wormwood is another underrated pest and insect repellent. The leaf of this plant is harvested and dried to be packed in bundles and then hanged around the home to deter wasps and bees.
#12 Red Roses
Red Roses and other dark-colored roses could deter bees because bees are colorblind to red. So, if you are particularly eliminating bees around, go for red roses. And go for highly scented roses to repel wasps and other insects.
Marigolds have a strong citronella scent which overpowers the sense of smell of many insects such as mosquitoes, mites, fleas, even bees, and wasps.
Alliums have a strong scent that makes them deters wasps, flies, as well as worms and slugs but not bees because of their colorful blooms.
#15 Pitcher Plants
Pitcher Plants not only repel bees and wasps but also trap them and ‘eat’ them. Insects, including bees and wasps, all are lured to these plants because of their glossy look and delicate colors.