Peppermint oil

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by The Duck Ladie, May 16, 2017.

  1. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

    Simple question. Can I have peppermint oil put on stuff where my ducks are? Trying to deter mice. Never heard of peppermint oil being a problem, but I want to be sure. Any other get-rid-of-mice ideas appreciated.
  2. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    Hi...I put peppermint oil in the overhead of my chicken coop when mice were nesting in the insulation. The strong smell in the coop didn't seem to bother the chickens. The mice moved elsewhere, and later I removed the old chewed up insulation. The peppermint oil had evaporated, so it would have to be re-applied.
    Also, I am told Irish Spring soap deters mice. I had rabbits getting in my lettuce and kale patch which is surrounded by plastic mesh fence, they were chewing through it. I rubbed the fence with the Irish Spring and no more rabbits.
    Also I use a live trap for mice in the coop, this one is called a Tin Cat. It can catch many mice at a time.
  3. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    I use it too, I put cotton balls in a plastic container put the peppermint oil on top and place it out of reach of my ducks.
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