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How To Use Peppermint Oil In The Garden To Get Rid Of Japanese Beetles
Japanese beetles feed on everything that makes your lawn pretty — grass, shrubs, flowers, trees, and leaves. Luckily, you can repel them with a smelly mixture of an essential oil.
Japanese beetles are annoying, but their sensitivity to scents makes them easy to get rid of. These pests hate the smell of peppermint, so get a dropper bottle of its oil.
Mix 10-15 drops of peppermint oil per 1 cup of water to get your mixture, or if you have a bigger area to cover, use that ratio. Pour it in a spray bottle and saturate your yard.
Dilute the mixture so you don’t hurt yourself or your family when you spray your yard. Apply the mixture often to purge the beetles from your lawn and keep them out of your garden.