Plants as Pest Deterrents


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Plants as Pest Deterrents

  1. 1. Tel: 713-863-8322 - Fax: 713-863-1723 PLANTS AS PEST DETERRENTSPLANT NAMES CLAIMED EFFECTSAfrican Marigold Tagetes erecta Reduces nematodesAnise Pimpinella anisum Deters aphids, fleas, reduces cabbage wormsAlfalfa, or Lucerne Medicago sativa Reduces corn wirewormsBasil Ocimum basilicum Controls a variety of pestsBean Phaseolus Reduces corn wirewormsBlack Nightshade Solanum nigrum Reduces Colorado beetlesBorage Borage officinalis Attracts bees, reduces Japanese beetles and deters tomato hornwormsBroccoli Brassica oleacea Reduced striped cucumber beetlesCaper spurge Euphorbia lathyrus Deters molesCarrot Daucus carota Deters onion fliesCaster Bean Ricinus communis Controls moles, mosquitoes and nematodesCatnip Nepeta cataria Deters ants, aphids, Colorado beetles, flea beetles Japanese beetles, squash bugs. and weevilsCelery Apium graveolens Deters cabbage butterfliesChive Allium schoenoprasum Cures blackspot on roses, deters Japanese Beetles, discourages insects climbing fruit trees.Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum coccineum Reduces nematodesClover Trifolium Deters cabbage root fliesCoriander Coriandrum sativum Deters Colorado Beetles 1
  2. 2. Corn Zea mays Reduces striped cucumber beetlesDandelion Taraxacum officinale Repels Colorado beetlesDead nettle Lamium album Deters potato bugsDill Anethum graveolens Repels aphids and spider mites* Elderberry Sambacus General insect repellentEucalyptus Eucalyptus General insect repellentFennel Foeniculum vulgare Deters aphidsFrench marigold Tagetes patula Deters Mexican bean beetles and nematodesGarlic allium sativum General insect repellent, deters Japanese beetles.Horseradish Armoracia rusticana Deters Colorado beetlesHyssop Hyssopus officinalis Repels flea beetles and insect larvaeJimsonweed, or thorn apple Datura stramonium Reduces Colorado beetlesLavender cotton Santolina chamaecyparissus Deters corn wireworms and Southern rootworms.Leek Allium ampeloprasum Deters carrot fliesMarigold Tagetes Reduces nematodes and cabbage pestsMilkweed Asclepias Deters aphidsMustard Brassica nigra Reduces aphidsNasturtium Tropaeoleum majus Reduces aphids. Cabbage worms, Colorado beetles, deters squash bugs and white flies.Onion Allium cepa Deters Colorado beetles, carrot fliesPeanut Arachis hypogaea Deters Ostrinia furnacalisPetunia Petunia Repels Mexican bean beetles, potato bugs, and squash bugs.Pot Marigold Calendula officinalis Deters asparagus beetles, tomato hornwormsPotato Solanum tuberosum Deters Mexican bean beetlesRadish Raphanus sativus Deters cucumber beetles, root flies, vine borers, and many other pests.Ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia Reduces flea beetlesRue Ruta graveolens Deters beetles and fleasRosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Deters bean beetles, cabbage moths, carrot flies, and many other insects. 2
  3. 3. Rye Secale Reduces nematodesSage Salvia officinalis Deters cabbage worms, cabbage moths, and root maggots.Savory Satureja Deters Mexican bean beatlesScorzonera Scorzonera hispanica Deters carrot fliesSouthernwood Artemisia abrotanum Deters cabbage moths and carrot fliesSoybean Glycine max Deters corn earworms, corn borersSpurry Spergula arvensis Reduces aphids, caterpillars, and root wormsSudan grass Sorghum sudanense Reduces Willamette on vinesTansy Tanecetum vulgare Deters many insects including ants, aphids, cabbage worms, Colorado beetles, Japanese beetles, squash bugs.Thyme Thymus vulgare Deters cabbage loopers, cabbage worms and white fliesTomato Lycopersicon lycopersicum Deters loopers, flea beetles, and white flies on cabbage. General insecticide; deters mice and other rodents, slugs,Wormwood Artemisia and snails *This plant is very invasive “Companion Planting” by Richard Bird ISPN 0806937898 3