Growing Mint: Mint as an insect repellent

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Marion, IN
zhagy
May 21, 2018 3:45 PM CST
I have read where mint is good to repel mice, ants and other insects as they don't like the smell of mint. Is that true?

jarvinenms
May 19, 2019 9:06 AM CST
I do use it as an insect control for cabbage worms on my broccoli crops, etc. I just lay pieces of mint on top of the plant and it confuses the little white moth that is looking for a place to lay its' eggs. If there is mint that smell overwhelms the scent of the cabbage family plants apparently so the moth goes somewhere else to lay eggs,

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