Using Essential Oils to Repel Flies, Mice, Cockroaches, Ants, and More

A variety of essential oils can be used for many different things, especially repelling pests that are commonly found around the home and the yard. Citronella, lemongrass, cedar wood, eucalyptus, bergamot, lavender, pennyroyal, and peppermint oils are all known to have properties that help to repel insects and other vermin. These oils can often be used by themselves, but may also be used in mixtures together to combat specific pests.


Acquire dried cloves, and place a handful of them inside of a bowl. To this, add a few drops of clove oil, citronella oil, peppermint oil, or lavender oil. The oils …read more

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