Mosquito deterrents... http://wakeup-world.com/2012/04/17/five ... ng-plants/
Herbs bugs hate... http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/herbs ... urally.htm
Interesting about bay leaves on that site as well,
Other items that it will protect are:
Most cereal products will be just fine for months with the bay leaves to protect them.
This link, http://toadstoolponds.wordpress.com/200 ... le-garden/ discuses more than just marigolds.