Bait mice by mixing equal parts of flour and plaster of Paris with milk into a dough, then place where mice are (but keep away from kids and pets!). To deter them, but not kill them, just put a few drops of peppermint oil on cotton balls and place around areas of the home where you have seen mice.
To keep moths out of your cupboards, wipe your shelves and cupboard surfaces with lavender or eucalyptus oil, or place some dried cloves or Epsom salts on the shelves.
9. Mosquitoes (and Midgies)
Make sure you don’t leave stagnant water lying around. Regularly empty dog water bowls, bird baths, and plant saucers. For a natural repellent, mix equal parts of baby oil, Dettol and eucalyptus oil (or you can just mix 75% baby oil and 25% Dettol) and rub on the skin as needed. Lavender is also a great mozzie repellent. Mix six drops of lavender with 5ml of white spirits, then add it to 150mls warm water. This may be applied to the skin (if using on children, use only three drops of oil).