How To Use Peppermint To Repel Mice And Other Pests

How To Use Peppermint To Repel Mice And Other Pests

If you live in a house that gets mice frequently, you may have tried every trick in the book. If you want a more natural, friendly way to do it here's a great tutorial from Bulk Herb Store on how to use peppermint to repel mice and other pests. If you have had a mouse problem before, you know what a pain they can be. They get into practically everything they can. They chew through cardboard and plastic to eat your food, they crawl into your dresser drawers and make it into a nice warm bed for themselves and they leave traces of themselves everywhere they go too. These little critters may be cute and all, but they can also spread disease and germs through their urine and feces, so finding their little traces can be pretty disgusting giving you a mess to clean up after each time. Of course there are the old standbys like mouse traps and poisons, which absolutely work. But then you have to empty the traps all the time, and make sure your pets stay out of the traps and the poisons too. Plus, it's pretty sad to kill any living creature for any reason.

That's where the natural mice repellent comes in. It's such an easy way to get rid of mice naturally too, you will be so glad you know how to do it. The other great thing is that it's not only a great way to get rid of mice naturally, you can also use it to repel other creatures and insects too. Insects and animals have a very keen sense of smell, and so, peppermint is not one of their favourite things to catch a whiff of. The peppery scent immediately makes them stop in their tracks and go the other way, they really don't like it at all. You can even try this with cats who are using your garden as a litter box, or on furniture that you don't want your pets on. Plus, it makes a really nice tea that humans love, and it's a very healing herb as well. Shoshanna from Bulk Herb Store shows us exactly how to make a super powerful tea that can be used as mice repellent. Very easy to make, and very affordable. It could even be growing in your own back yard and you could make it for free.

Peppermint comes from the mint family of herbs, it's latin name is Mentha piperita. It's a perennial herb which means that it will come back each year if the roots are left in the ground. It will even spread and create more mint plants if you allow it to since mint is a very opportunistic plant and will seed very easily. People have been using peppermint for a very long time dating back to 1000 BC to ancient Egyptian times. People back then would use it for many of the same purposes we use mint these days, to soothe an upset stomach and colds. Peppermint tea is great to drink if you are having symptoms of nausea and upset stomach because it has cooling benefits that can calm stomach acids. When peppermint leaves are made into an essential oil, they're great to rub on sore muscles to relieve pain and even headaches. The oil from the plant contains a very potent dosage of the mint oil so be sure to use it sparingly. Try out the DIY peppermint spray and see how it works to get rid of any pests you have been having trouble with, and try out some more of the great herbal remedies on the Bulk Herb Store You Tube channel.***

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