Updated: December 27, 2022

Wintergreen Oil is a great option to repel rats. They are repulsed by powerful aromas like wintergreen. It is a potent organic repellent for rats that is very simple and quick to make and use.

How Will Wintergreen Repel Rats?

Wintergreen is a powerful blend of compounds that makes it a strong essential oil that assists in preventing rats from coming anywhere near the area where it is scented.

Wintergreen‘s scent is very strong and overwhelming for rats, causing them to flee and hide.

Can Wintergreen Kill Rats?

The strong scent is the biggest threat for them and should they come in contact with essential oils, it could cause them to die quickly.

How To Use Wintergreen Oil To Get Rid Of Rats

Wintergreen oil can be used to repel rats. You can water down (dilute) the oil with water to make an aerosol spray bottle, then spray the areas you want to.

Below are the steps to create wintergreen oil spray.

  • Fill with a spray bottle 3/4 the way full of tap water.
  • Mix in about 14 to 19 drops of wintergreen oil to the water in order to dilute it as you do not need the amount.
  • Spray only on the areas you wish to repel rats. This includes windowsills, door frames and base of your bed.

More Pests That Can Be Deterred By Wintergreen

Wintergreen is an extremely efficient method to keep rats out It’s also great at fighting other common pests such as the ones I have listed below.

Some Other Scented Oils That May Repel Rats

Is Wintergreen An Effective Organic Rat Repellent?

If Wintergreen Oil is not working, it might be recommended to speak with a pest management specialist to look into the issue. If the problem is extreme, they may have the use of a powerful chemical insecticide. However, I believe that it is better to go with things that are organic, if at all possible.