Plants That Help Deter Pests

Having pests such as fleas, ticks, ants and mice are a real nuisance both inside and outside of our London homes. Luckily though, if you enjoy gardening or cooking, you can plant your very own pest-repellent garden that is lovely to look at and useful too.

If you have pets though, you have to be super careful about what type of plants you put in the garden. Plants like citronella and eucalyptus are great at repelling pests, but are also poisonous to cats and dogs.

Not to worry though. You can still repel pests away from your garden naturally with our favourite pet safe, pest-preventing plants!


Mint is brilliant for cooking. The oil also helps prevent pests like fleas, ticks, ants, mice and moths. Mint can be a bit of an invasive plant, so you’ll want to keep it separate from the rest of the garden. Putting mint in pots is a great way to add the plants around your home and garden, whilst making sure your garden doesn’t end up as all mint!

Want to keep pests out of your kitchen cupboards? Pick a bundle of mint and put some on your shelves. The pests will hate the smell so much they will vacate pretty quickly.



Adding rosemary to your Sunday roast creates a lovely meal, and it provides you protection from pests too. Having rosemary as part of your herb garden will give off a great aroma that pests will hate. Mosquitoes are particular haters of rosemary. So if you have a problem with them, rosemary is the plant for you.



Not a calming tea or a soothing bubble bath we’re afraid. Chamomile is a plant that is absolutely brilliant at keeping fleas away from your home and garden. They look a bit like daisies, so they’re a nice touch to your garden. Another added bonus is that chamomile plants actually improve the health of all the plants in your garden. It’s a great plant to have if you have pets, so the fleas don’t infest their fur.

These are just a few options for natural pest repellents you can use in your home. Talk to one of our team here at Pest Exterminators if you want to find out more all-natural approaches to pest control.

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