Tansy to Repel Ants and Coockroaches
Answered by: Richters Staff
Question from: Thickett
Posted on: June 18, 2006

In your catalogue you say that Tansy repels ants and cockroaches. Please advise how you use this plant for this purpose. Is it the leaves or the flowers that one would use?

The traditonal way to repel them is to strew fresh branches on the floor. The fresh branches would gradually dry and eventually the branches would be swept up and discarded. "Strewing" means to spread the material on the floor. It is probably best to put the branches in corners and along walls along the perimeter of the area you want to protect. Also in corners and openings where the pests are known to frequent.

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