Perfect for keeping rodents out of your RV!
We were dubious when a fellow RVer told us that he used peppermint oil to keep rodents from invading his RV when it was in storage, but we decided to give it a try after contending with significant mess and damage from mice getting into our RV. We've used this peppermint oil now for two years, and it is amazing! No more damage or mess. There were a few indications that mice had come in, but they never stayed. The peppermint actually repels them.
Here's what to do: Buy the large bottle of peppermint oil, which will last you for two years, a bag of cotton balls, and a stack of small ceramic (or glass or stonewear) saucers. (We got ours at a garage sale. Don't use plastic or cardboard. The oil will eat through them.) Saturate a cotton ball with oil, put it on a saucer, and place the saucer in a strategic location: in cupboards, the oven, the bathroom, closets, sinks, etc. One year we replenished the oil after a few months, but this year we didn't. It still worked. Your RV will smell like peppermint, but it smells great, and the fragrance dissipates soon when you start using it.
This was so successful that this winter we also put the peppermint oil into our convertible that was in storage (under the hood, in the trunk, and in the body), and no mice got into it, either. Just be sure to remove the saucers before driving!
You would probably get excellent results using peppermint oil in a garage or storage area, but we haven't tried that yet.
It's pretty cool that a product that smells this good also works so well.
May 22, 2014
It really Works
My wife and I use this product to keep squirrels off the roof of our house. The aroma is apparently really too strong for them to tolerate. We spray a mixture of it around outside of the house, and also, leave some of the mixture in small containers on the window sills. It was so helpful to find a larger container at a reasonable price to make it an affordable solution for the squirrel problem. It really works even though it has to be reapplied periodically.
January 28, 2014
I love using this for everything..... Laundry, air freshener, bug & insect repulsion.... everything! I'm just glad I found this size... the 10ml size was costing me a fortune.
June 11, 2013
Cheaper than other places...strong stuff...great for lotions.
March 17, 2013
Now Peppermint Oil
I use peppermint oil for several things including aromatherapy. This product is of very good quality. And I have not found a better value anywhere. Thank you Swanson!
April 10, 2012