Not only can the mice in your home create a mess, cause a property damage, and produce an unpleasant odor, but they can also represent a potential health hazard.
The smell of peppermint oil acts as a natural repellent to mice, because it is too strong for them. So, the smell of peppermint oil will keep them away from your home and also the peppermint oil will give freshness to your home. Unlike most synthetic chemical repellents, the peppermint oil is not toxic, and will make your house smell beautiful. This oil is available in every larger store and health food stores.
In order to apply this trick all you need to do is put a few drops of peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place it near or below the garbage. You can put it near the door, or any other place where mice usually enter. Make sure that you replace this cotton every 5-7 days.