I’ve planted some lovely herbs, but unfortunately, the bugs love them as much as I do."
I had a problem with bugs on my tomatos and found that a combination of Neem and Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap works wonders. Not sure if it will work as well with your herbs but can’t see why not. You can find both at any health food store. Just mix a small amount of the Neem with water in a spray bottle then add a few drops of the peppermint soap (this helps hold it to the plant). I find that spraying the plant with a medium spray of the water hose to dislodge any pests first helps. Then spray the plant with the Neem mix. You do have to reapply after it rains. This organic mix not only keeps you safe but smells good too!