Saturday, July 7, 2012

Peppermint for Pest Control

One of the most effective "critter" repellents is peppermint. Ants, mice, flies and fleas will avoid its aromatic goodness.
Make your own spray by combining 1 teaspoon of peppermint essential oil with 2 ounces of vodka in a spray bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with water. To use, shake well and spritz wherever these pests are a problem.
To discourage fleas from taking up residence in your carpets finely grind 1/4 cup of dried peppermint and mix with one cup of baking soda. Sprinkle your carpet liberally and let set for at least an hour-overnight is even better. Vacuum thoroughly. Added bonus- your room will smell fresh!

You can get Peppermint oil through me it runs $30 per bottle and is excellent for a number of health issues as well.  It's exceptional for fighting ear infections and ear pain.

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