For those who take particular interests in our organic pest control solutions, we wanted to offer some other ways you can naturally repel pests around your home.

Although there is no substitute to commercial grade pest control services, there are some great herbs you can have around your home to help repel unwanted spiders and insects throughout the year. Herbs in general are a great alternative to commercial store bought repellents and work great both in your indoor space and outdoor space. 

We put together a list of herbs that help to repel unwanted visitors, including ants, mosquitos, fleas, lice, carrot flies, rats and moths. Though there are tons of herbs that are great insect repellents, these are some of the most popular and effective ones to get you started.


  • Great for flies, mosquitoes, and salads! Fresh basil is fragrant, and delicious.
  • Keep it around for pests and for fresh summer salads.

Bay Leaves

Bay Leaves are great for using inside cupboards or pantry space. They help to combat unwanted weevils, ants, cockroaches, moths and flies. You can leave dried basil inside of cupboards, or even place it in your canisters of flour, rice, etc. Just remember to switch out the leaves every few months. Dried Bay Leaves can also be folded into clothing.


One of our favorite herbs, lavender is great for repelling moths, silverfish, ticks, fleas and flies. You can make sachets that you put in household drawers, or hang in areas that need protection. It can also be finely ground and used on pet blankets and bedding to keep it fresh and flea free.


Mint is a very fragrant and refreshing herb. It may be used to keep rats, fleas, ants, and mice away. Mint can be used fresh or dried. Planting it around your home is advisable to help protect against ants and mice. Dried mint can also be placed on shelves or in pantries to help with mice.


Not only does it keep the air fragrant and fresh, it also helps to keep mosquitoes, flies, lice, silverfish, and moths away. You can plant it outdoors around your home or garden and even use it dried in needed areas.

There are many other herbs that provide safety against unwanted visitors. If you have questions about our organic pest control methods and ways to keep your home pest free throughout the year, give us a call today!