Numerous households around the world have problems with spider and mice infestations. Mice are cute little critters, but that doesn’t mean we want them sharing our homes with us.

Many of them are trying to fix the problem with professional help, but this process is costly and time-consuming, which is why everyone is looking for a better solution. Luckily, we’re going to show you an efficient method which will get rid of the pests with ease! It is a lesser known trick of the trade where you can simply use a tea bag and some water to ward off the creepy crawlies and rodents.

It’s quite simple, here is what you need to do and:

You should brew some peppermint tea. Then, distribute a few tea bag all over the house, especially in places which are often visited by mice or insects, like the corners of the home.

In only 2-3 days, you will be able to enjoy your home, free of spiders and insects!

Mice, while nowhere near as impressive as say, dogs, still have a fairly acute sense of smell that beats our own. So while we find the smell of peppermint refreshing, tangy, and pleasant, mice find it overwhelming and offensive.

Peppermint is long known for its mice-repellent properties, as its smell deters and irritates their noses. For spiders, they can also be driven away with the use of either cinnamon or lemon oil. Enjoy your tea, and leave the tea bags in any part of the room. You need about 3 tea bags per a room. Scatter the tea bags in the corners of the room, and watch the spiders go away. Mice, too.