List of Pest-regulating Plants


The following are plants often used in vegetable gardens to deter insects

Plant Pests
Basil Repels flies and mosquitoes.
Catnip Deters flea beetle.
Dill Deters black bean beetles.
Garlic Deters Japanese beetle.
Horseradish Deters potato bugs and phytopthora
Marigold The workhorse of pest deterrents. Discourages Mexican bean beetles, nematodes and others.
Mint Deters white cabbage moth, ants.
Nasturtium Deters aphids, squash bugs, cabbage moth, Whitefly and striped pumpkin beetles.
Pot Marigold Deters asparagus beetle, Manduca quinquemaculata (tomato horn worm), and general garden pests.
Peppermint Repels the white cabbage butterfly.
Rosemary Deters cabbage moth, bean beetles and carrot fly.
Sage Deters cabbage moth and carrot fly.
Southernwood Deters cabbage moth.
Summer Savory Deters bean beetles.
Tansy Deters flying insects, Japanese beetles, striped cucumber beetle, squash bugs and ants.
Thyme Deters cabbage worm.
Wormwood Deters animals from garden.

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