[Herbalist] Natural Pest Deterrents

Casey Thorp wiglaf.arduisca at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 17:15:29 PST 2012

Having finally obtained a period tent, I was wondering if any herbalist 
could chime in on a natural pest deterrent that does not have a stench 
of rotted eggs. I'm referring to an alternative to an ole boy scout 
trick we used to use of spreading a line of sulfur powder around our 
tents to deter pests.

I hear mint is a natural deterrent for rodents, but good luck finding a 
tent sized patch at a campsite. I know cinnamon and sage are useful when 
smoldering, but sleeping in a smoke filled tent is not a great idea.

Any suggestions on perhaps dried/crushed/powdered herbs that have a 
similar effect to sulfur powder with a more pleasant odor?


~ Wiglaf

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