I'm sorry if this isn't the proper place for this type of question, but I figured that with all the plant-savvy people here, someone would know. Do peppermint plants actually repel mice? I've read conflicting information on both oil and plants and wonder if anyone here has any experience with it. We have had an on again/off again issue with mice in our house for the past year, and I'm really interested in this as a possible repellent. Additionally, if this is a viable technique for keeping the pests at bay, how much of it would I need? I couldn't begin to estimate the square footage of my house, but it's an average single-family, one-story home (3 bedrooms, 2 bath, kitchen, dining room, living room). Would I need to plant a lot? Just put some on each end of the house? TIA for any suggestions/information/tips.