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One way to control pests in your garden without the use of pesticides is with companion planting. Companion planting is the method of growing plants to repel destructive insects while attracting beneficial insects. Furthermore, some plants are supposed to grow better next to other plants and tall plants can be used to shade sun-sensitive plants.

But we're going to focus on companion plants that can be used to control pests, because pesticide use can be hazardous to our health, the health of our pets and the health of children.

To Repel Ants

- Catnip

- Mint

To Repel Aphids

- Catnip

- Chives keep aphids away from tomatoes , grapes

- Dill

- Garlic keeps aphids off roses.

- Chervil keeps aphids off of lettuce

- Coriander

- Mint

- Nasturtiums deter wooly aphids

- Peppermint

- Petunia, not all aphids

- Rue

To Repel Asparagus Beetle

- Petunia

To Repel Bean Beetles

- Rosemary

To Repel Beetles

- Hemp

- Sage

To Repel Black Fly

- Rhubarb keeps black fly off beans

To Repel Cabbage Moth

- Hyssop

- Mint deters white cabbage moth

- Oregano repels cabbage butterfly from broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.

- Peppermint deters white cabbage moth

- Rosemary

- Sage

- Summer Savory

To Repel Cabbage Worm

- Borage

- Clover

- Geranium

- Thyme

To Repel Carrot Fly

- Garlic

- Leeks

- Rosemary

- Beetles

To Repel Chinch Bug

- Soybean

To Repel Cucumber Beetle

- Nasturtiums

- Oregano to repel cucumber beetle from cucumber

- Radish

To Repel Fish Moth

- Rue

To Repel Fleas

- Lavender

- Mint

- Pennyroyal ( poisonous to cats)

To Repel Flea Beetles

- Catnip

- Hyssop

- Peppermint

- Mint

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