The warm weather brings out little beasts who love to romp, which is fine…but not in your house! Here’s a natural mouse repellent…

Mice hate the smell of peppermint. Put a few drops of oil of peppermint (available at health-food stores) on cotton balls, and place them wherever you think a mouse has visited or entered your home—near a hole in a dog-food bag, near the garage door, in the kitchen pantry corners closest to the basement, etc. This is also a good reason to have mint plants planted in and around your home. Hopefully they’ll get the hint and find another place to invade.

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