7 Best Natural Rat & Mouse Repellent

This article features some of the best natural rat and mouse repellent products to help deter rodents.

Most of these natural mice deterrent products works by creating scent (using natural formulas) that’s unpleasant to rodents, hence deterring them from nearing. Electronic Rodent repellents works by creating ultrasonic frequencies (sound) that deters rodents.

>> Related: Best Electronic Ultrasonic Rodent Repellent

[May: Natural Rodent Repellents work to a certain extend but think about it, rodents are not likely to simply move out of your house where food and shelter is readily available simply because of some deterrence.]

To achieve long term (rodent-free) results, cutting off food supplies from rodent is utmost important (not just inside the house but also around the vicinity).

Secondly, keeping rodents out of the house is most effectively done by preventing them from coming in. This can be achieved by using using weep hole covers (item 5), and keeping food away from the house by keeping trash in covered bins or rodent repellent trash bags (item 6).


1) Peppermint Essential Oil by Essentially KateS ( with Glass Dropper)

This should be no surprise to you. Peppermint oil is antibacterial, antifungal and a well known natural repellent of rodents and insects like spiders and mosquitos.

This Peppermint Oil by KateS is steam-distilled from the leaves, flowers and buds of mentha piperita. Each bottle comes with a handy long glass dropper and phenolic cap for long-term storage.

With every purchase, a detailed user’s guide (E-book) will be sent by e-mail. It features the various applications for using the oil.

Pros
  • Comes with a handy dropper
  • Full refund or replacement
  • Comes with detailed instruction e-booklet
  • Strong & long lasting smell

How To Apply – Try dripping a few drops (using dropper provided) of peppermint oil onto some cotton balls and place in drawers, attic and basement (or where mice droppings are sighted).

Tip: Also can use it with humidifier at home or apply it in a scented bag around the car to keep rodents away.

>> Good alternatives: Majestic Pure Peppermint Essential Oil


2) Pest Soldier Mice Repellent Organic Spray

The Pest Soldier Mice Repellent Organic Spray features an all natural organic formula that safely repels Mice. It contains an extensively researched blend of essential oils that is pleasant to humans but is unbearable to rats and mice.

Pest Soldier is safe for use at home as it uses 100% natural essential oils that have been proven for decades to ward off mice.

Specifically formulated to repel all types of rat and mouse and the company offers a 60 days refund guarantee.

Pros
  • Comes in a spray bottle
  • Can be used both indoors & outdoors
  • 60 days money back guarantee
  • Works on all types of rodents

3) Good Riddance All Natural Rodent Repellent Formula

The Good Riddance All Natural Rodent Repellent Formula features a concentrated blend of ingredients hated by rodents, that repels them from settling in and around the home. It also deters rodents from returning.

The powerful solution is carefully formulated to be safe to use in the house, around children and pets.

Pros
  • Made in USA
  • Safe to use around kids & pets
Cons
  • Cats doesn’t seem to like the smell of this product

4) Eco Defense Mice Repellent

This Rodent Repellent spray by Eco Defense uses a blend of 100% natural essential oils that deter rodents. The all natural organic formula is formulated to repel all types of rodents.

Every purchase comes with 60 days guarantee.

Pros
  • Comes in a spray bottle
  • Can be used both indoors & outdoors
  • 60 days refund guarantee

5) Rid-O-Mice Stainless Steel Weep Hole Cover

Rid-O-Mice Weep Hole cover is made from spring stainless steel and is designed to keep rodents out while ensuring that they can’t chew through or pull it out.

The width can easily be adjusted by cutting, they look good and installation is easy. It ensures the wall maintains ventilation.

On top of rats & mice, they also block out bees, wasps, scorpions & snakes.

Pros
  • Easy to install & adjustable
  • High quality & Sturdy
  • Stainless steel
  • Maintains brick ventilation
  • Looks better than other weep hole covers
Cons
  • Not cheap
  • Had to adjust width if too big

>> Related post: Best Weep Hole Covers


>> Bonus

6) Mint-X Rodent Repellent Tall Kitchen Trash Bags (Box of 50)

The Mint-X rodent repellent trash bag is EPA approved and patented to repel raccoons, rats and other rodents. They are proven effective because of an all natural and mint scented fragrance added to the plastic during the manufacturing (extrusion) process.

They are safe for human handling and ideal for eateries or any households that leave trash outside that’s not protected by trashcan.

Pros
  • EPA approved & patented
  • 13 gallon capacity
  • Neutralizes odors
  • Strong & durable (thick & can handle good weight)
  • Also deters raccoons, squirrels & other stray animals
Cons
  • Slightly pricier than normal trash bags
  • Does not come in smaller size

>> Available in these packs: 6 pieces & 50 pieces


7) Vehicle Protection by Exterminators Choice

The Vehicle Protection Rodent Repellent by Exterminators Choice is the perfect solution for rodent nesting or damage problems under the hood of the vehicle.

Pros
  • Long lasting
  • Safe & effective
  • Works on any type of vehicle
  • Repels squirrels as well
  • Saves tons of money in repair & servicing

>> Available in these sizes: 32 Oz & 1 Gallon


Final Thoughts

Natural based rodent deterrents might work to a certain extend to keep rats and mice away. They might not be strong enough to keep them away if the rewards (food) is too tempting and attractive.

Keeping the house clean and free of food supplies is essential to truly keep them away. Also consider protecting the house by blocking access (especially easy access) for rodents to get into your house.

Also consider keeping a cat and dog at home as they do give chase to rodents and their presence alone is a strong deterrent to these annoying pests.

Have you tried or experience any of these products? Or have you got any success with any natural based rodent repellents? Let us know in the comment.

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