10 Easy Tips to Terminate Indoor Insect Invasions

Potently Chase Bugs Away

Peppermint oil can be used to stave away vermin, such as ants, roaches and mice. Use the oil in its undiluted form, storing it in small bowls placed strategically at entrances and around the perimeters of a room -- particularly, a room that has an exterior wall. Putting the oil near entrances and exits will keep the vermin from crossing into your home.

This oil also acts as a natural air freshener, so you can leave bowls full of it out year-round to keep your house free of both vermin and odors -- two unwanted birds with one stone.