Natural & Kind (sweet smelling) Mouse Repellent
I’m not sure about all of you, but I have had several small visitors in my home recently, looking for a warm safe place to stay for the winter. Although I like mice and I think they’re rather cute, I’m still not interested in having them live with me. So what is a person who wishes to be humane and yet set good boundaries to do in this situation? I looked up this very question on line and found several sources who recommend using peppermint oil as a safe natural mouse repellent. Apparently mice can’t stand the smell of the stuff. I’ve verified this with a few friends and they say it truly does work. I find this very exciting, since one of the alternatives offered was using fox urine. I am always thrilled to find a simple, environmentally friendly, non-harmful solution to a problem. So I’ve just got myself a little bottle of peppermint oil and I plan to apply it to all the possible entry ways to my home (cracks, nooks, peep-holes and crannies). If you’re interested in trying this out in your home, we happen to have a good stock of peppermint oil in at the moment, along with many other lovely and useful essential oils. We also sell Dr. Bonner’s Peppermint soap, which has been listed on eHow http://www.ehow.com/how_2340830_use-mint-repel-mice.html as another effective way to repel mice.
I’m always game to try something like this, where there’s no harm done in experimenting. A solution that includes compassion, kindness and good boundaries is one I can feel good about.
Wish me luck! Monté (from The Better Good)