An infestation of mice can cause a range of problems. They can cause a great deal of damage to your home as well as pose a potential health hazard for your family. Mice carry several diseases that can be dangerous for your family, so it is important to get rid of them as soon as possible. There are several methods that are effective for getting rid of mice, but many of them rely on toxic chemicals or harming the mice. One of the most effective and natural ways to get rid of a mouse problem is with peppermint oil.Mice do not like the smell of peppermint, so it helps prevent them from coming in your home. Peppermint oil is a natural way to get rid of and prevent an infestation of mice in a pain free manner. Simply soak the cotton balls in the oil and place the soaked cotton balls throughout your home or you can mix the oil with warm water in a spray bottle and spray areas such as the baseboards and around the entrances to prevent mice from coming in. When the cotton balls no longer have a peppermint aroma, throw them away and you can replace them with freshly soaked cotton balls if you want to continuously prevent rodents from entering your home. The odor is overpowering to the sensitivity of smell mice have and it blocks their ability to smell food, so they will leave the area and will not enter places where they smell it.There are a number of benefits with using peppermint oil to get rid of mice. It is an essential oil that is natural, affordable and effective. Peppermint oil is also effective in ridding your home of other pests as well. There is no negative side effects for humans or family pets when you use essential oils as a source of getting rid of pests. Along with getting rid of mice and other rodents, the peppermint oil will provide a refreshing scent throughout your home and as an essential oil, it is also beneficial for health problems humans experience, such as headaches and sinus problems. The oil can be safely used around children and it can be used in areas such as the garage and outside storage sheds.