Plants that You Can Use as Natural Flea and Tick Repellent

24 September, 2018
Both fleas and ticks can bother our pets and cause them discomfort and damage. Instead of using chemicals that may cause injury and that are very expensive, use all of these plants as extremely powerful natural repellents.

There’s nothing more annoying for our pets than fleas and ticks.

Often, in our eagerness to remove them, we resort to chemicals that can damage their skin can cause allergies. Below, we’ll show you how you can use some plants as natural flea and tick repellent for you pet.

Fleas are small insects that jump long distances and feed on blood after breaking the skin with their bites. They can cause skin injuries that result in your pet scratching heavily, which can lead to them hurting themselves. These small bugs can also cause anemia and can transmit parasites to pets.

As for ticks, they are small mites that transmit parasites to warm-blooded animals like dogs, rabbits, sheep and even people. They can hide in the scalps of children.

In this article, we’ll show you some plants to use as repellents for these pests.

Plants as natural repellents

By cultivating these plants, you can eliminate or decrease the number of these annoying insects and, at the same time, fill your garden with life and color. You may already know about many of the benefits that nature can provide us with, and now you can add even more!



Mint is a plant with a refreshing aroma. In addition, it is one of the most popular methods for eliminating fleas and ticks since it is safe for your pets.

You should be careful, however, because this is a plant that spreads easily and can take over your entire garden. To avoid this, put the plants in pots.



Planting garlic in your garden is a great way to prevent ticks from bothering your pets. You can also crush some cloves up and spread them around the edges of your pet’s bed.

It is a great natural repellent for other pests and, of course, for ticks. Be careful if you have cats, however, because it can be harmful to them.


Natural tick repellent

This plant grows naturally throughout the Mediterranean region. If you care for it well, you can grow it perfectly fine in other climates as well.

Besides it being a very effective repellent, it has two other properties: it has a light blue flower that makes for great decoration, and it’s a good source of amino acids and is great for seasoning.



This plant is great for decorating your garden because of its beautiful, colorful flowers. It also keeps ticks and fleas away from your home. This flower also fights off lice and cockroaches.

  • Put it at the edges of your garden or around other plants.

Lavender, the most popular plant to use as a repellent


Lavender is part of the mint family. It is beautiful, has very colorful flowers, and an amazing smell. This plant is extremely safe for pets. And, in addition to keeping fleas and ticks away, it also repels moths and mosquitos. These are some of the reasons why it is one of the most popular flowers to plant in gardens.


This herb is very similar to mint and cats love it. It secretes an intense menthol smell that entices cats while also protecting them from fleas.

Its leaves are often used when making cat toys.


Lemongrass has many properties, including it being an antiseptic, a digestive and a natural flea repellent. It is often used in cooking because of its intense smell and flavor.



Its full name is the Margarita Fleabane Daisy and it has beautiful, white flowers with white leaves and a yellow center. Its beauty makes it a very popular flower to have in the garden. It is also a very good flea, mosquito and fly repellent that is not dangerous for your pets.

You can rub the leaves of this flower right onto your animal’s fur.

Purple salvia

This plant grows wild in many places, but it can also be planted in patios and gardens.

Salvia is a natural flea repellent that smells good. It is very safe for pets and its aroma triples after it rains. Plant it in your garden and enjoy its benefits.

Both fleas and ticks can bother our pets and cause them discomfort and damage. Instead of using chemicals that may cause injury and that are very expensive, use all of these plants as extremely powerful natural repellents. They are also an ideal complement to enhance your garden’s beauty.

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