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A Mouse Tip

By goldfinch4
May 29, 2012

Fresh mint repels mice. Every couple of weeks pick a fresh handful and spread it around the area where mice are a problem.

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
May 28, 2012 9:28 PM CST
Good tip. Interesting. The strong fragrance of the mint must cover the mouse pheromones. The pheromones are very difficult to get rid of and are what guide the mice to a particular area.

I hope no one needs to use this tip and can save their mint for a Julep!
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goldfinch4
May 29, 2012 12:42 AM CST
Hilarious! I agree
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hazelnut
May 29, 2012 5:09 AM CST
My friend soaks cotton balls in peppermint extract and keeps them in her clock.

"Hickory dickory dock. The mouse ran up the clock."
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flaflwrgrl
May 29, 2012 7:59 AM CST
Very, very interesting!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 29, 2012 1:13 PM CST
I did not know this. Thanks Chris. Maybe I should put pots of it our in the problem areas. Big Grin
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goldfinch4
May 29, 2012 1:18 PM CST
That might be a real good idea Lynn!
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toots
Jun 4, 2012 5:34 PM CST
Is there any special mints to use? I do know peppermint oil does work. I have been researching to find the plants to grow in my yard.
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jun 5, 2012 1:35 AM CST
I think any mint would work.
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Aguane
Jun 5, 2012 11:24 AM CST
Did you know:
Lamiaceae (mint family) includes rosemary, basil, lavender, thyme, sage, marjoram, parsley, spearmint, peppermint? 180 genera. Mint family is IDd by a square stock. This is one of those trivia things I learned on a Parks and Recreation nature walk about 40 years ago.
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jun 5, 2012 1:00 PM CST
Thumbs up I did not know that!
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Toni
Apr 9, 2014 10:01 PM CST
The mint is just barely emerging at my house, so meanwhile, I had to take drastic measures. The mice had found my young veggie sprouts and helped themselves. I found that a tiny little amount of peanut butter on a trap does the trick. I would never do that if they would share instead of eat EVERYTHING I am growing Shrug!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Apr 10, 2014 12:49 AM CST
Sorry to hear the little monsters ate your plants. Angry Hope you're able to get rid of them.
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