Exploring The Benefits Of Hiring Pest Control Experts

Exploring The Benefits Of Hiring Pest Control Experts

Repel Rodents Between Professional Treatments With Peppermint Essential Oil

Evan Patterson

Nothing can replace the services of your professional pest control service provider when it comes to keeping rodents out of your home. But no matter how good of a job your service provider does, there is always a chance that the rodents will try to make their way back inside between professional treatments. The good news is that you can use peppermint essential oil to repel the rodents from your home between visits from your pest control contractor – here are a couple of effective ways to use it:

Create Hanging Potpourri Bags

After soaking cotton balls in your peppermint essential oil, you can create your own potpourri bags to hang around the house and place inside your cupboards so the rodents want to stay far away. Here is what you'll need to make 6 peppermint potpourri bags:

  • 12 cotton balls
  • 1 cup dried lavender leaves
  • 1 cup dried rose petals
  • 6 breathable jewelry bags with drawstrings or 6 nylon knee-highs and 6 pieces of string that are each 6-inches in length

Start by putting several drops of peppermint essential oil on each cotton ball until they're thoroughly soaked. Place the cotton balls in a large bowl and add the dried flower pieces. Use a spoon to stir the plants and cotton balls together until the plants start to soften from the essential oil. Then, place 2 cotton balls and a small handful of dried flowers in your jewelry bags and tie them closed. If you're using nylons, fill knee-highs and then use a piece of string to close the open end.

You can then put the potpourri bags where you tend to have the most rodent trouble for some extra protection and a better smelling home overall. You should replace the bags ones with fresh whenever you notice that the cotton balls are almost dry.

Make Your Own Candles

Another way to infuse peppermint into parts of your home where you have a rodent problem is to make your own essential oil scented candles. With a few supplies such as unscented soy wax, candle wicks, some small containers, and peppermint essential oil, you can make your own custom candles in the sizes and shapes that complement your home's décor. After your newly made candles have cooled put them near windows where the draft can spread the scent of the peppermint essential oils throughout your home. You can also light them on kitchen counters and leave the cupboards open to keep rodents away from your food. 

For more information, you will want to check out a website such as http://www.dontgivepestsachance.com/.


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Hi there, my name is Taylor Stone. Ant problems do not just go away on their own. I thought that keeping my home clean would eliminate ants from the premises after they stopped finding food lying about. Boy was I wrong about that. The ants kept streaming inside the home in tiny lines that caused me great distress. The ants went into my pantry and even tried to go into the fridge. I eventually had to call in pest control experts to remove these critters from the vicinity. I was astonished at how quickly and efficiently the pest control experts worked to resolve this trying problem. They got more done in a few weeks than I could accomplish in a year's time. I hope to share the benefits of hiring a pest control expert immediately upon noticing a problem. Thank you.