If you have a rodent problem in your home but don’t want to use traps or poison, start by using a natural odor repellent. Many people successfully use peppermint oil to get rid of mice.
Essential oil repellents typically come in the form of a spray or pouch. Both are easy to use, eco-friendly and safe around kids and pets.
Plus, they smell nice, even though rodents don’t like them.
#1. Peppermint Oil Spray
You can make your own mouse repellent spray using peppermint oil and water. However, many pre-made products include a powerful combination of multiple essential oils – making them much more effective.
For example, Rodent Gone combines peppermint with cinnamon, cedar, lemongrass and rosemary oils in their all-natural organic formula.
Spray it indoors or outside, for example cupboards, attics and basements. Drive away mice before they start creating problems in your house.
In addition, this special formula works to repel larger rats. Use it as a preventative measure to eliminate pest problems long-term (and at minimal cost!).
Odorant repellents provide a good alternative to start with because they cost less up front than the quality ultrasonic pest control devices.
If the spray (or pouches) solve your rodent problem, you don’t need to get the plug-in repellers.
#2. Peppermint Mouse Repellent Pouches
A second option is to use odorant pest control pouches. Instead of spraying the essential oils, you simply position the pouches where you have pest problems.
In addition to repelling mice, these pouches also drive away moths, spiders, roaches, ants and even snakes! They work best in small enclosed spaces where the scent becomes more concentrated and “offensive”.
Pouches last between 6 months and 1 year, so you will need to replenish them. However, you they require less maintenance that the spray.
Compared to other natural odorant repellent pouches on the market, these cost less and need to be replaced less frequently. This makes me a big fan. (For example, some other products only last 30 days.)
Note: Professional exterminators actually designed both of these all-natural alternatives. Plus you can try either of them risk-free for 60-days.