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NO MICE!

by Jillian M.

December 2005

I just wanted to give a little advice for mouse irradication. We live in the city and have been getting mice in our house every winter for three years, now. Around 2-4 every winter season. May not be a lot to some, but they gross me out!

I have tried vinegar, and I tried tansy. Nothing seemed to keep these little monsters away. No search engines on the internet were of help, either. I was reading your article Vinegar of the Four Theives on your website and caught a glimpse of a nugget of truth. It stated that people used to burn rosemary to rid their house of vermin. I tried it in my basement and put some burnt crumbles in the bottom cupboards where they like to show themselves.

I am happy to say that in the cold, northwest Ohio area...in mid December...for the first time in three years...NO MICE! Even my husband was shocked! Plus, your house will have a very pleasant "campfire" like smell to it. Hope this may help someone else.

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