We’ve all had our fair share of unwanted experiences with creepy crawlies and how they seem to keep coming out of nowhere even when we think we’ve gotten rid of them all. Spiders and insects are really small creatures but the kind of problems they give us are far from little.

If you’re in that type of situation right now where you’re at your wits end because of these annoying creatures, then we’ve got some good news for you; a plant called Peppermint. Spiders and insects can’t stand the smell of peppermint and there’s a simple, yet inexpensive peppermint trick I’m going to teach you. All you have to do is create a hostile atmosphere for them by following these simple steps.

Get a spray bottle, some water, and some peppermint oil. Mix the water and the peppermint oil in the spray bottle. Then spray every nook and cranny of your house. Pay special attention to the high corners, around the doors and the windows. You’ll be amazed to see that this works and our dear creepy crawlies, and mice (yes, it works for mice too!) will be gone for good. The icing on the cake is the peppermint will give your house a marvelously fresh smell.