What are the best house plants to keep bugs out of a home?

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Wanting DIY plant ideas to keep ants, spiders, roaches, etc. out of my house. I keep a clean house but when neighbors don't and they spray it tends to send their critters running next door. HELP!!!
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  • Tobey Cole Famolaro Tobey Cole Famolaro on Jun 09, 2017
    Lavender, lemon grass and mint are few that critters don't like

  • Tobey Cole Famolaro Tobey Cole Famolaro on Jun 09, 2017
    Lavender, mint and lemon grass are a few

  • Mary Hurwood Mary Hurwood on Jun 09, 2017
    Peppermint is the best, for me. Especially if you make a spray from the leaves, and put it around windows, doors, registers.

  • Michelle Laxton Michelle Laxton on Jun 09, 2017
    Thank I'll start with those

  • Laura Wands Laura Wands on Jun 10, 2017
    Mint is especially easy to grow too. We live in the middle of a forest( seriously), so I've planted it all around our home to keep bugs outside. If you do see any inside, you can use FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth- it looks like baby powder. You can sprinkle it behind & underneath cabinets, etc. That will also keep bugs away,& wont hurt you or any pets you may have.

    • CJ CJ on Jun 14, 2017
      Food grade DE is safe if you don't breath the powder, use a mask.

  • Da.13944957 Da.13944957 on Jun 14, 2017
    If you put bay leaves around in inconspicuous places seems to work for me. I had " army's" of ants come to visit every year in the Spring, I now put the baby leaves around and haven't had them for about 4 years now. My neighbor told me that ants eat the roach " eggs" , something I never knew.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 07, 2017
    mint oregano