Originally Posted by Kim Gass
How do you apply peppermint oil. Or just have multiple open bottles?
We originally started this many years ago in our other TT's and (knock on wood) we have had no critter or bug issues. You need to use ONLY the 100% pure Peppermint oil (see bottle picture) and we soak a regular cotton ball with the Peppermint Oil, put a cotton ball inside a plastic shot glass, we put one shot glass in each of the storage areas and inside the living area of the TT (in shoe garage, behind toilet.. I have also sprayed foam (critter type) around every item that comes through the floor (plumbing, electrical...) I also filled the gaps where the plastic under the TT meets the frame to insure none will slip through there, and foamed every little opening I could find under the TT. I also use the insect dust around each of the items that are connected to the TT and touch the ground. Well worth the time.
After reading your question, I got an idea for the peppermint. Next time I will take the bottle cap and drill a small hole in the top of it and pull a cotton string through it to act as a wick which should (I hope) keep it moist with the peppermint oil and eliminate the need to add peppermint oil when it evaporates (every couple months). Then mount the bottle (so it does not fall over) with the broom stick mounting clips. Thanks!!!
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