Letters


Dear Parrots magazine,

Banish mice the natural way

If anyone is having a problem with mice in their aviaries, I would like to share a tip passed to me by a bird keeper friend of mine. When I told him I had a mouse problem, he explained to me that he always sprays peppermint oil around his aviaries, and underneath the nest-boxes, and this is very effective at keeping these unwanted rodents away.

Having tried humane traps with not much success I was ready to try anything! I sprayed all around the perimeter of my aviaries and underneath the nest-boxes as he suggested and last year my flights were rodent-free for the first time ever!

Peppermint oil has a high concentration of natural pesticides, mainly menthone, which has a strong menthol aroma that mice apparently don’t like!

J. Kramer, Manchester

 


BACK TO LETTERS PAGE

Parrots Magazine is published by Imax Visual Ltd,
The Old Cart House, Applesham Farm, Coombes, West Sussex BN15 0RP UK

Telephone +44 (0)1273 464777
Fax +44 (0)1273 463999
© Parrots Magazine 2016

website by Hope and Creed