In order to develop suitable sampling methods for the arthropods of four mint species, namely Japanese mint (Mentha arvensis L.- var. Hybrid 77), peppermint (M. piperitaL.-var. MP-1), bergamot mint (M. citrata Ehrhrt- var. Kiran) and spearmint (M. spicata L.- var. MSS-5), six general sampling methods viz. ground cloth, sticker, sweep net, water trap, whole plant observation (WPO) and whole plant harvest (WPH) were evaluated under field conditions at the Research Farm of Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, India. The mint pest complex on all the mint species included Aphis craccivora, Chrotogonus trachypterus, Leptocorisa varicornis, Coccinella septempunctata, Bemisia tabaci, an unidentified lygeid bug, Brumoides suturalis, Propylea dissecta, Crysolina exanthematica, Dysdercus cingulatus and Plusia orichalcea. Overall, the ground cloth, sweep net, water trap and sticker methods were found to be more efficient and successful for sampling the arthropods of mint crops than the WPO and WPH methods. The shortest sampling time was required when using the sticker (3–6 seconds per sweep) and the sweep net (7–8 seconds per sweep) methods. This information may be useful in developing an integrated pest management programme for mint.