It demands fast-draining soil and frequent water. If circumstances don't work inside, cultivate this plant outside and bring cuttings inside to repel roaches.
Growing a bay leaf tree gives you a constant supply of leaves to deter bugs. It grows best in bright, somewhat shaded, well-drained soil inside or out.
Roaches dislike this minty plant. Peppermint, a potent herb, repels roaches. Mint repels all pests, including mice and rats.
Lavender, a more subtle scent than others on our list, repels roaches. A few well-placed bouquets about the house will actively repel them.
The leaves' citronella oil's strong citrus fragrance has various applications. The strong aroma repels roaches, flies, mosquitoes, mice, and snakes.
These flowers look fantastic and deter pests. Some include pyrethrins, six compounds used in pesticides to repel ants, mosquitoes, and other pests.
Cats will behave strangely after sniffing or eating catnip. Unlike cats, roaches avoid this plant. Nepetalactone repels roaches. Catnip also repels flies and mosquitoes.
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