Q&A. Peppermint Pest Spray

I just wonder if this product is safe for babies as I have a 3 months old baby at home.

Our Peppermint Pest Spray has a strong menthol aroma and is generally safe. Use sparingly around areas where your baby is and do not spray on their bedding or in confined spaces. You can build up the amount of spray that you use gradually so to avoid getting an overwhelming scent.

Hi is the peppermint spray safe to use on seedlings and older plants applied to the soil or foliage?

We don’t recommend to spray directly onto seedlings and it depends on the plant and it can just take a bit of experimenting. Try on one plant first to see if it is affected. If possible spray onto a planter box.

I have multiple chemical sensitivity and would like to know the ingredients in this repellent if possible? I need to use something as I have been badly bitten and have seriously reacted to what I think may be rat (and possum) mites from the roof.

The main ingredient in the repellant is Peppermint Oil (Mentha arvensis). Even though it is natural it is not possible to know if you would react to it given your multiple sensitivities. The Peppermint Spray will work on rats but probably not possums.

I have been using peppermint oil, spraying it on e gone, plus the felt under bonnet and now notice they have started again. Also using senor light, what is actually in yr spray. Is it made in oz
The mice plague has been extreme this year so you will need to top up the spray more regularly especially when using it outdoors. I would suggest soaking cloth in Peppermint Oil for Pests and leaving that around the access points where pests are being sighted.
Our Peppermint Pest Spray is proudly owned and made in Australia, it contains our signature blend, natural surfactant and emulsifier.
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I am after the peppermint oil to keep rats away from my bird aviary?
Use Peppermint Oil and Peppermint Pest Spray together. It is more difficult to keep rats at bay outside and if there is food available like there would be around an aviary. Soak cloth/s with Peppermint Oil and re-apply regularly. 
You may find our blog article ‘Peppermint Pest Spray for Home & Garden’ helpful.
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Enquiring about your peppermint oil that’s used to deter mice. Do you dilute the oil down or spray it concentrated on areas of the house and shed?

The Peppermint Oil for Pests is used undiluted as this will give the strongest scent. You can also use it to make a spray if you want to, one part peppermint oil to 2 parts water. You will need to shake this solution very well to get the oil to disperse in water.

Alternatively, we also have a Peppermint Pest Spray that is made up and disperses the oil evenly.

Does Peppermint Oil work with Cockroaches?

Evidence suggests that pure Peppermint Oil does successfully repel cockroaches and can also be toxic to them. The method is to soak cotton balls/clothin Peppermint Oil and place them in jars/containers with butter smudged on the edges so that they cannot escape. In addition, spray with Peppermint Oil spray in those areas where the cockroaches are to deter them. You could also use some drops of Peppermint Oil in a vaporiser to treat whole rooms as well. The following research makes interesting reading if you wish to know more.


I’m looking to purchase some peppermint oil for pest treatment. I’m hoping (because I saw an article from Florida confirming peppermint oil was an ingredient in a product to deter cane toads) that it could be effective in discouraging cane toads and also wanted to check that it’s safe for puppies. We have loads of ants too so hoping it will control them. Main concern is safety for our new puppy and also that it doesn’t ATTRACT cane toads :-)


Whilst there is no official research on Peppermint Oil and cane toads it does work very well on mice and rats and could well work on cane toads, you would need to give it a try and I would love to know how effective you find it.

Generally, pests don’t like the menthol aroma of Peppermint Oil and it encourages them to move on.

Peppermint Oil can be used around pets although as a precaution I would wait until the puppies are at least 10 weeks old. Other than that it is about being sensible and making sure they don’t have access to directly ingesting Peppermint Oil and not spraying it around their beds or confined spaces.

You may find our blog ‘Using Essential Oils in Your Home with Pets’ useful.


Will the Peppermint Oil keep cats and snakes away?

It will not deter cats but it will deter some snakes and we have customers who use it successfully to deter snakes.