Does black pepper really repel rats or mice?

Does black pepper really repel rats or mice?

Black pepper has been claimed to be an effective way of repelling rats and mice.  Mice and rats are common pests that can cause damage to homes, food, and electrical wiring. The idea behind using black pepper is that it will leave an odour on the skin of the rodent that they would not like. Rats and mice have incredible senses of smell, so this claim is very believable. Mice can pick up scents from around 1/20th of a teaspoon, so if they could smell the strong scent of pepper they would most likely want nothing to do with whatever surface it was on.

Does black pepper really repel rats or mice?

Therefore, utilising black pepper as a repellent for rats seems like it may work; however, there are no actual studies done on the effectiveness of using black pepper for this purpose. It is possible that it could work, but there are no actual studies that show how effective it is compared to other methods of eradicating rats or mice that are actually proven to work well.

There are many commercial rodent repellents on the market which means they must be doing something right to make them so popular. There are also thousands of testimonials online about people successfully using a variety of different products and poisons for getting rid of rodents. If everyone were able to use black pepper as a rodent repellent then companies would stop making commercial products, therefore it is unlikely that you will see a surge in successful home remedies anytime soon

If you have a rat infestation andare looking for an effective way of getting rid of them, there are many commercial products available that may help. You can reach out to your local pest control company, if this is the route you would like to take. There are all kinds of chemicals and poisons on the market today that can eradicate rats and mice. These products have been researched and deemed safe by professionals to use around families with small children or pets. To learn more about these options visit your local hardware store, or check online to see what kind of information is available about using black pepper as a rodent repellent compared to other methods that are known to be very effective .

Read more about pest control:

Get rid of mice same day 24/7 ! Find more tips for fighting mouse infestation!

Call us for a quote on 0800 211 8868 or Contact

Karin HarndenKarin Harnden
17:14 05 May 24
We thought we had bedbugs but could find no evidence apart from what we thought were bites. I called Bon Accord and Gabriel was there within a couple of hours. He told us we had carpet beetle. Finding the evidence and showing us photos of the skin reaction which was exactly what we had. He advised and returned at a time to suit us to spray which was done thoroughly and efficiently. No sign of the little critters returning. Thank you Gabriel.
Luiza LoboLuiza Lobo
21:02 11 Apr 24
Gabriel went above and beyond. He is extremely knowledgable and very efficient at what he does. The results were outstanding. Nothing is too much for him. Delighted with his professionalism and work.
sam zsam z
19:11 03 Apr 24
Top-notched pest control service!! Went above and beyond to eradicate the rats from our property. Gabriel even offered to further investigate the infestation issues for our neighbours. We found him to be extremely professional and easy to work with. We highly recommend Gabriel to anyone in need of pest control.
23:29 02 Apr 24
Gabriel provided great service , responded quickly on an emergency for pest infestation, professional and friendly. No more pests at home.
Felicity GrayFelicity Gray
21:53 02 Apr 24
Gabriel was absolutely wonderful, a real life saver when I found a mouse by my bed at 10pm. He came in less than an hour and was able to catch the mouse and put my mind at rest so I could go to sleep! Highly recommend, fab service and lovely people.
Med KashaniMed Kashani
10:54 24 Feb 24
Gabriel turned up with an hours notice one evening and immediately identified the issued. He works efficiently and professionally throughout with timely follow-ups to ensure the problem was resolved. Once completed he was kind enough to continue to check in to see that the issue had gone. Having had Rentokil previously that spent two years doing very little this was a complete breathe of fresh air and solved the problem in less than two weeks. We are grateful and would highly recommend his services.
Nesma TalaatNesma Talaat
20:26 20 Feb 24
We were lucky to have found Bon Accord, they responded very fast to our request and Gabriel was very helpful and informative. He made several visits and did his absolute best until the mice problem we had was gone. Highly recommended.

At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio digni goikussimos ducimus qui to bonfo blanditiis praese. Ntium voluum deleniti atque.

Melbourne, Australia
(Sat - Thursday)
(10am - 05 pm)