Today, I recieved my "Mother Earth News" magazine in the mail. I absolutely love this magazine. After admiring the recipe for sliced bread. I found a short article written by Norm Noe from Vancourver, washington. If you have the December 2010 / January 2011 magazine, look on page 53.
Here is what Norm says about peppermint and mice.
Peppermint Discourages Mice in Walls
I live in 102-year-old house, on a small acreage, which helps explain why I had a problem with mice in the walls. (It sounded like they were having a party in there!) The young lady that works where I shop said she had heard from her grandma that all you need are peppermint-soaked cotton balls scattered about, and mice will split!
So I placed small, peppermint-soaked cotton balls all around the kitchen. I unscrewed two wall plugs and carefully slipped some in behind the sockets and, like magic, no more sounds of mice. Twenty-four hours later, no sign of the mice at all.
We do not have a problem where I live yet. If anyone trys the peppermint-soaked cotton balls to get rid of their mice problem, please, leave a comment with your experience with it! I am very curious about this.