Of Mice and Mint
It's that time of year again, and the mice are out (in northern California, anyway). This year I'm trying a two-pronged approach to mice-management. Peppermint oil as a deterrent, and snap traps if they actually get in. Anyone else have experience with using mint to deter mice? I don't want to use stronger stuff because our terrier likes to eat mice, and if they were poisoned, it wouldn't be good. We also have nasty experience with poisoned mice dying inside a wall and tormenting us for months with smells and huge flies. So far, several days, the mice haven't been back with the mint in place, and the trailer smells kinda nice.
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