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Old 10-14-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Peppermint for critters??

Someone told me to use Pepermint oil to keep mice out of my tailer! Anyone have success with that? So far I have dryer sheets, and Irish Spring Soap Bars and still have lil turds ...Please help me!

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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We started using the peppermint about 2 years ago and have had no problems since we started on it. The wife uses cotton balls and puts some on each and we keep one in each basement compartment and spread throughout the coach. Makes a nice smell also.


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Old 10-14-2012, 09:30 PM   #3
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I've used the peppermint oil with success, but it has to be freshened about every 7-10 days. That gets expensive. the dryer sheets work just as well and last much longer.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:22 PM   #4
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Works better than dryer sheets, which are just bedding for the mice. They thank you.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:32 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Midniteoyl
Works better than dryer sheets, which are just bedding for the mice. They thank you.
Fighting them for years. Mice do get use to some offensive smells. They eventually made nests out of the dryer sheets. Mice hate anything "mint" or menthol and never get use to it. I use moth balls in the bays and peppermint oil a few places inside. Always place traps inside with peanut butter, just in case. That also is your key in knowing if they are getting past your defences.

This summer I planted peppermint plants around where I park the MH. Grandma did this years ago around her house and said she got rid of her mouse problem.

The first thing anyone should do is fully inspect the underside, the bays and interior for any opening, even if it's dime size. Then stuff those with steel wool. Mice will not chew through it. I did this 2 years ago, but I must have missed a place or two, but it did help. Have to re-check again.

My experience tells me that no one remedy is going to work. Mice are determined to find a nice place in the fall to spend the winter. So you have to stay on top of them. This year no mice. All 5 traps still set and full of peanut butter.....yay !
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