How to Get Rid of Mice (and spiders?) With Peppermint Altoids. Just read that few drops of peppermint oil in similar solution in place of Altoids works to repel spiders too. If Altoids are more available then why not try it.
... "the best way to get rid of ants - place cucumber peelings where you have the little pests overnight. eco-friendly, child and pet friendly and you dispose of them the next day. NO ANTS. this works." -- Why This Works: Cucumber and citrus peels are toxic to the types of fungi that ants feed on, and therefore avoided by the ants. (about.com)
We live in an older house and every Fall the mice come in and take up residence in my kitchen cupboards and drawers. Not any more! Just pick up a few Vicks Inhalers, uncap, and throw in the drawers and cupboards ... problem solved!
Water mousetrap, I HATE mice! This may not be the most humane solution, unfortunately my backyard has been invaded so I don't care. If it works it will prvent having to use poison that could make the dogs and people sick. :)