If you hate the scent of bug spray, this natural solution to household pests should be right up your alley.

Shareably reports that peppermint, that delicious-smelling plant most often associated with Christmas candy canes, works wonders when it comes to pest control.

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It’s easy to make a peppermint spray at home. Simply combine nine parts water and one part peppermint essential oil, shake it up, and spray away! It smells delicious and keeps the flies, ants and rodents at bay!

(H/T: Shareably)

A dash of peppermint oil can keep your home pest-free, naturally Flickr / Evelyn Vincent
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