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Common Herb Helps Deter Mice And Other Pests

A video put out by an herb store owner tells people that they don't need to lay down deadly poisons or pay for costly traps. If they have problems with mice, all they need is a popular garden herb: peppermint.

Peppermint has volatile oils that give it that delicious scent and flavor. While a bit of peppermint flavoring may be delicious for humans, it's not as well loved by insects or rodents. They hate the taste, and the scent, so peppermint can be a great deterrent to pests, claims Shoshanna of Bulk Herb Store.

One way to use peppermint as a mouse and bug repellent is to make a strong tea out of it. Once you've steeped peppermint in hot water, you can cool the water down and strain it. Place the tea in a spray bottle and spray the baseboards, cabinets, countertops or anywhere else you have problems. Unlike chemical repellents, peppermint will not poison your food or harm your family pets.

As an added bonus, it makes the house smell great.

If you really want to go on the defensive, try planting peppermint in the border around your entire home.

Source: Your Nation News
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