Ahhh the 'Secret' Mineral Oils that cure all ?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandpoint Realty LLC DB36113

Ahhh the 'Secret' Mineral Oils that cure all ?

I have a tenant that I am trying to get out.  Trying to decide on proper way to make that a separate post.  This post is about another Secret Potion answer to yet another frustrating issue most likely all of us have faced at one time or another.  Mice.  

Naples Idaho Mouse CureOnce again this tip comes from Rain Silverhawk while we were on the way to set signs for a new listing of hers.  (Kudos Rain!)  I mentioned the condition of the house that is being 'kinda' moved out of.  While mice in the forest or country setting is not unheard of the extent to which this house has been allowed to get to, is absurd at best.  Rain proceeds to tell me that Peppermint Oil on cotton balls will rid the worst of the 'Mice' circumstances.  This morning I could not remember if it was Spearmint or Peppermint.  Texting Rain for the answer she replied with her usual dry sense of humor.  "peppermint...you are trying to get rid of the mice not freshen their breath"

So I made the trip to Sandpoint today to pick up the oil.  I will try anything once.  Especially something that sounds as interesting as this.  As a side note, while on the highway to Sandpoint I spotted an Elk not 10 feet off the highway. I made a u-turn as soon as a safe driveway came available.  Signalled and pulled to the snow crowded shoulder.  I had already rolled window down and had camera ready to shoot.  Just as I was taking the picture something unexpected happened and like to send me through the roof of my car with surprise.  

Sandpoint Roadside MooseA State Trooper blared his siren which was way too loud since he had pulled in behind me not 4 feet from my bumper.  Lights going which I had not noticed being so intent on getting a unique picture of such a magnificent beast near Highway 95.   Figured this was going to be an expensive pic for you guys. I pulled out my license and registration.  Still no sign of the Trooper walking to the car.  I kept checking the mirrors.  Then he decided to turn kinda left himself and blare the siren directly at the Elk.  Thinking I was free to go I pulled off.  He pulled back in behind me, yet at a distance that I knew I was meant to keep moving.  

And I must warn any of the gentlemen reading this and having made it this far.  If you try this magic potion of Peppermint Oil on cotton balls placed in the house, do be sure to wash your hands VERY well before going to the bathroom.  If you do not, expect to experience a very real 'Ben Gay' situation in all the wrong places.  Yes... recent experience talking.  

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Comments (12)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Ha Ha that is a funny post and I like the cop too. I have had those and think seriously what on earth are you doing and then found out it was for something else but he still didnt have to be an ass about it.

Nice pic and glad it didnt cost you too much

Jan 25, 2015 05:49 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

You just killed me with this one, Mark Donn.....The Elk, the cop, Rain, the mice and the peppermint and another item we won't mention.  I would love to attend a Meet up with you!

Jan 25, 2015 06:11 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

David Shamansky I have to be honest.  Really was not the best place to stop for a picture.  When I drove by and turned around only one car in sight and then it got busy.  Of Course.  lol  

Ron Marshall glad to hear it.  A little chuckle from time to time never hurts.  I definitely want to make the meet up next time around.  Mark

Jan 25, 2015 07:22 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Well I'm glad you got a free picture of the elk. I guess the trooper was just trying to get him off the road? 

Thanks for the peppermint oil trick, Mark. You never know when that might come in useful. 

Jan 25, 2015 08:39 AM
Rain Silverhawk
Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

ROFLMAO  Oh my I had no idea what I was getting you into.  Glad the cop blared the elk away from the highway so someone didn't hit it but timing couldn't have been better on that one. By the way did I forget to mention to wear gloves or wash your hands many many many times.  

Jan 25, 2015 08:42 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Debbie Laity , I will let you know if it seem seems to work.  No the Trooper was pulling in behind me and I believe checked registration and also saw why I was pulled over.  Really had not done anything wrong other than being touristy. 

Rain Silverhawk ,  Very cute Miss Rain.  Very Cute.  Mark

Jan 25, 2015 08:53 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I needed that laugh Mark, thanks, can't say I've been there and done that, not with pepermint oil or ben gay, cheap cologna yes. There is a North Dakota product for those mice that is now sold nationally. I think you can get it at Ace Hardware. It's called "Fresh Cab" rodent repellent. A farmers wife came up with it to keep mice out of the tractor cab.

Jan 25, 2015 10:19 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Good story about the cop and the elk.  Please, will you let us know about your results with the mice and the peppermint oil?  About the peppermint oil and washing your hands, I thought guys washed their hands before AND after going to the bathroom.  

Jan 25, 2015 10:20 AM
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Man you can't even catch a break.  Just trying to take a picture and someone has to come along and photo bomb the shot.  

Jan 25, 2015 11:25 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good evening Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie . Not a bad day all in all good here.  Thanks for swinging by.  

Bette Gottwald I certainly do not want to be the one to burst your thought bubble.     Enjoy your coming week.  mark


Jan 25, 2015 12:31 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Bob "RealMan" Timm I will have to check into the Fresh Cab Brew.  If the oil does not work will give it a try.  And Bette Gottwald I will let you all know how it works.  Mark

Jan 25, 2015 12:33 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I may invest in a truck load of this oil for may campers and cabins, and thanks for sharing the warning about the hand washing.

Jan 25, 2015 02:53 PM