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Old 12-13-2008, 10:37 AM   #1
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HI I was reading a post earlier this week on using Peppermint oil to repel mice in the R/V.
I can't find it can someone help me out.

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HI I was reading a post earlier this week on using Peppermint oil to repel mice in the R/V.
I can't find it can someone help me out.

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Old 12-13-2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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I found this by searching "peppermint". It was posted by icamp in Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum:
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Try puting oil of peppermint on a cottonball under cabinets and storage areas. Mice don't like the smell. I also found fabric softener sheets work also.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:15 PM   #4
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Great another use for fabric softener sheets. I use them to remove bugs from my rig. Soak the area with water then wet the fabric sheet and wipe off the bugs. If they have been there for awhile a bit of rubbing works to loosen them. Finish up with a simple soap and water wash as the softener seems to leave a film on the finish, especially the windshield.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:34 PM   #5
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while many use a variaty of different things to repell those little critters ,this year i sprinkled borax launry soap under and around our camper checked it over last weekend no visiteres so far so good and it smells better than moth balls
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:55 AM   #6
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I guess I used the wrong brand of fabric sheets.They made their nests with them and left thank you notes everywhere.BOB
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:06 AM   #7
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Been using Fabric Softener Dryer sheets since 1992, and (knock on wood) never a critter.
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Dick and Pat, you're from Iowa and shoud know about using hedge balls for mice and spiders. I see now they even sell them in Hy-Vee and get money for um. Book2
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">using hedge balls for mice and spiders. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I had heard this too. But, Iowa State University found that only extracted & concentrated compounds from the hedge apple (i.e. osage-orange) did the repelling. The nautural concentrations (as in just cutting them & placing about the home) in the fruit weren't enough, by themselves, to do anything. Another old wives tale.

However, there sure does seem to be a lot of info on the internet about pure peppermint oil repelling mice. Guess it'd be worth a shot, especially if you're allergic to cats.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dick & Pat:
Been using Fabric Softener Dryer sheets since 1992, and (knock on wood) never a critter. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

...and here, have been using NOTHING and (knock on wood) never a critter ...and that is the truth. Maybe its the climate here in the Pacific Northwest? We have been living here for 14 years now ...never seen a cockroach either.

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In over 10 years motorhome travel, have only experienced field mice twice - both times eliminated them using the old time-tested mouse trap baited with cheese. The last time was at Lake Pleasant 2 weeks ago - had "3" of them make themselves welcome. They were hungry and immediately took the bait.

How do they get in? Both the water hose and power cord were 'protected'. Maybe they can jump long distances?
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Had Fabric Softener Dryer sheets in my auto and the mice ate through 10 wires on two different occasions. I guess the mice in Cincinnati are different.
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Snap traps with unpopped popcorn glued to the trigger.Got three this week without even having to rebait.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:59 PM   #14
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Peppermint oil can be purchased at any store specializing in vitiman sales. Peppermint oil is also good for opening up your nose when stopped up (just smell it as needed)and a small amount with water is good for upset stomach
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