Bug Tip Tuesday – DIY Rodent Control

When you have mice in the home, it’s crucial to figure out a way to get rid of them as quickly as possible. If you have peppermint Altoids on hand, you can use the peppermint Altoids as a natural mouse repellent. The little rodents cannot stand the scent of peppermint, and will go nowhere near it, allowing these small candies to double as an inexpensive mouse repellent.rat

  • Place a handful of peppermint Altoids into a sandwich bag, close the bag, and begin pounding the Altoids with a hammer or mallet to crush them down into powder form.
  • Sprinkle the powder around areas where you have seen either mice or droppings.
  • Fill a spray bottle with 2 tbsp. of the powdered peppermint Altoids, 2 cups hot water, and 1 tbsp. dish soap.
  • Spray the solution around doorways, baseboards, and other areas where mice are present.
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