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What bugs do chrysanthemums attract?

Chrysanthemums. Bright blooms of chrysanthemums contain pyrethrum, which is frequently used in natural insect repellents and dog shampoo. The chemical can kill and repel ants, ticks, fleas, spider mites, roaches, Japanese beetles, and even bed bugs.

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Thereof, what insects are attracted to mums?

4 Flowers for Your Garden: Chrysanthemums (Mums) – Repels ticks, fleas, ants, Japanese beetles and many other insects. Mums contain a neurotoxin called Pyrethrin, that kills insects, yet is safe for animals. Therefore, many insects tend to avoid this plant.

One may also ask, what insects does lavender attract? Repels moths, fleas, flies and mosquitoes. Lavender has been used for centuries to add a pleasantly sweet fragrance to homes and clothes drawers. Although people love the smell of lavender, mosquitoes, flies and other unwanted insects hate it.

Similarly one may ask, what is eating my chrysanthemums?

Chrysanthemums are susceptible to many species of aphids, including the aptly named chrysanthemum aphid. Aphids are sucking insects that feed on plant sap, causing foliage and flower bud damage.

How do you get rid of mum bugs?

Other Insects Like other pests, they feed on mums and leave spots as they ruin foliage and flowers. If you spot just a few, you can target them directly with rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab to kill them. Otherwise, spraying them off with water or applying insecticidal soap can help get rid of them.

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