Does Peppermint keep mice away?

Does Peppermint keep mice away? - Gilford Hardware & Outdoor Power Equipment

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Does Peppermint keep mice away?

So you're wondering if peppermint will keep the mice away? The short answer is yes. Peppermint makes a great natural mouse repellent! It's a popular choice for people looking to get rid of mice without harming them. There are a few choices of products which contain peppermint as one of the main ingredients.

Why does Peppermint Keep Mice away? 

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Peppermint is a hybrid mint, it's watermint and spearmint which has been bred together to create peppermint.  It can be grown naturally almost all over the planet, and is a common ingredient in many household products, due to it's minty-fresh smell. The reason peppermint works so well against Mice and also insects is because it contains a high amount of naturally occurring pesticides and rodenticides which will trigger the "fight or flight" response in mice, rodents, insects and other animals. Sometimes peppermint is mixed with other naturally occurring plants such as clove oil which creates a more potent combination when repelling pests and insects. 

What Products contain peppermint for mice? Do they work?

There are a number of choices when it comes to natural pest repellents that contain peppermint, our top choices are...


Bonide Mouse Magic 2% Peppermint Oil, and 2% Spearmint Oil

Messinas Squirrel Stopper Repellent Spray 15 oz. Contains Mint Oil

Other Choices

There are other choices available for keeping mice away, but really if you are looking to do it naturally and effectivly the best choice is Bonide Mouse magic, it's a popular natural mice repellent and it's available at Gilford Hardware & Outdoor Power Equipment!

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