When used incorrectly, pesticides can pollute water. They also kill beneficial as well as harmful insects. Natural alternatives prevent both of these events from occurring and save you money. Consider using plants that naturally repel insects. These plants have their own chemical defense systems, and when planted among flowers and vegetables, they help keep unwanted insects away. The list below contains a partial list of nature's alternatives. Pest /Plant Repellent

  1. Ants / mint, tansy, pennyroyal
  2. Aphids / mint, garlic, chives, coriander, anise
  3. Bean Leaf Beetle / potato, onion, turnip
  4. Codling Moth / common oleander
  5. Colorado Potato Bug / green beans, coriander, nasturtium
  6. Cucumber Beetle / radish, tansy
  7. Flea Beetle / garlic, onion, mint
  8. Imported Cabbage Worm / mint, sage, rosemary, hyssop
  9. Japanese Beetle / garlic, larkspur, tansy, rue, geranium
  10. Leaf Hopper / geranium, petunia
  11. Mexican Bean Beetle / potato, onion, garlic, radish, petunia, marigolds
  12. Mice / onion
  13. Root Knot Nematodes / French marigolds
  14. Slugs prostrate / rosemary, wormwood
  15. Spider Mites / onion, garlic, cloves, chives
  16. Squash Bug / radish, marigolds, tansy, nasturtium
  17. Stink Bug / radish
  18. Thrips / marigolds
  19. Tomato Hornworm / marigolds, sage, borage
  20. Whitefly / marigolds, nasturtium