Rodent Sheriff Review: Natural Rodent Repellent
• Safe around kids and pets
• Effective for a wide variety of pests
• Strong odor at first
Rodent Sheriff is a natural spray repellent which is said to create a barrier that keeps pests out of your home. Read our Rodent Sheriff review.
Claims & Features
- Repels pests with a natural peppermint formula
- Can be used in child and pet areas
- Creates a barrier to keep out rodents and other pests
- Easy to use
Cost & Availability
You can buy Rodent Sheriff from the official website rodentsheriff.com for $10.00 + $7.95 P&H. You can opt out of buy one get one free offer for an additional $1.95 P&H. The product comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, less shipping costs.
Rodent Sheriff Review
Rodent Sheriff is advertised as a safe and natural way to repel pests away from your home. Consisting of a peppermint oil blend, Rodent Sheriff allows you to create a safe barrier around the home without using harsh chemicals, traps, or insecticides.
The exact ingredients, via Freakin’ Reviews, is 2.7% Peppermint Oil, 0.1% Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and 97.2% Inert Ingredients (Water, and Propylene Carbonate Sodium Benzoate). The idea behind a peppermint repellent is that pests do not like the smell, and will head in the opposite direction as they approach the treated area.
To apply Rodent Sheriff, you simply spray a continuous barrier around the areas you want to prevent pests from entering. Peppermint is a known and effective repellent for a variety of pests including rodents, raccoons, and some insects.
The first time you spray Rodent Sheriff, you may note that the smell is quite strong. If you are spraying indoors, it may be a good idea to do it in an area with good ventilation. A mask may also help prevent you from the overwhelming smell. About a day after applying, the smell will dissipate considerably, but it will continue to repel pests for weeks. You may still detect a hint of peppermint smell, which is quite pleasant after the initial application.
It is best to reapply Rodent Sheriff regularly for optimal results. You’ll also need to reapply it outdoors after each rain. If there is a storm in the forecast, it would be best to wait until rain is not on the horizon before applying Rodent Sheriff, as it easily washes away during a storm.
Despite the word “rodent” in the product name, Rodent Sheriff also repels some insects such as ants, although there may be better ways to keep ants out of the house. As anyone who has suffered from ant problems knows, even a small break in your barrier is enough to let an entire colony in your home.
Perhaps the best use for Rodent Sheriff is outdoors by forming a barrier around the home. Some consumers have reported excellent results in keeping rodents and raccoons out of their trash bins. The best way to use Rodent Sheriff in this situation is to spray the outside and inside of the can, as well as the top and bottom of the lid. You may also want to spray the ground around the bins for good measure. This should keep pests out for a significant amount of time.
Make Your Own Peppermint Repellent
For the DIY types, you may be interested in making your own peppermint repellent, which is quite easy to do. You would simply need an empty spray bottle that would be filled about 2 inches from the top with warm water. Add a tablespoon of peppermint oil and shake. This formula, while not exactly matching that of Rodent Sheriff, will yield comparable results and you can buy the oil and spray bottle locally for under about $10.
See a full how-to with photos at ehow.com.
Rodent Sheriff may be the most highly visible peppermint-based rodent repellent currently on the market, but it is certainly not the only option. There are a number of similar products such as Fresh Cab Rodent Repellent, Expel, Rodent Gone, and others. See a full list of similar peppermint rodent repellents here.
Rodent Sheriff works generally as advertised. It is a good way to keep certain pests away from your home without using harsh chemicals or traps. It may not be a comprehensive pest control solution, but it should do an adequate job of repelling rodents, just as the advertising states. There are other similar options which you may want to explore as well.
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