So, I read online that peppermint essential oil deters mice. Since I live in the cold Midwest, the mice have decided to pick where I am rehabbing at to use as a warming shelter. Now everyone here is a skeptic about the wonderful benefits of essential oils but I am hoping to prove them wrong. I have put a drop of peppermint on 4 different cotton swabs. I put one near the hole I think they are coming in at, one in the silverware drawer, one in the dry goods cupboard, and one in another cupboard that I have been finding mouse poop at. Stay tuned to see if the mice really hate the smell of peppermint oil.
Has anyone else used peppermint essential oil to deter mice? How did it work for you?