Mice find ways to enter homes through tiny cracks and holes. They make nests in unused corners, and they can exist on crumbs.
You may not even notice the presence of one or two, but if you aren’t careful you could end up with a full-blown infestation on your hands. The key to preventing mice from coming inside is to seal your home, clean out places where mice like to nest and remove their food sources. We found a method which is used with centuries and it is unbelievably efficient. All you need is a bag of this tea.
This homemade remedy uses a tea which most of us have in our home, Peppermint Tea*.
The strongest of the mint family, peppermint, or menthe piperita, has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. Menthol, the most important active element in peppermint, is extracted and used in pharmaceutical products as well as commercial products such as toothpaste flavoring, and food flavoring.
Peppermint masks the pheromone trails the mice leave behind, and which other mice use to find their way around. Naturally they don’t like this, and prefer to spend their time in areas where they can easily navigate.
The strong peppermint scent also irritates the nasal cavity of the mouse. Mice have an extremely acute sense of smell. The menthol in the peppermint oil which we find refreshing is at very strong concentrations quite irritating to the mouse. So they will avoid any area in which the scent is too strong.
All you need to do is make the tea and leave the tea bag in the room (I like to leave 3 per room) in which you think there are spiders or mice.
In fact, you will need more than one tea bag which you will set out where you want. But the best is to put them in the corners of your rooms, and believe it or not you will never see any of this creatures in your house again!