TO KEEP RODENTS OUT OF THE CHICKEN COOP: Plant Some Mint, a natural rodent repellent. Spearmint, peppermint, wintergreen, even lemon balm which is also in the mint family, will all help deter mice. Try planting some mint around the coop and run in the spring. Sprinkle fresh or dried mint in the coop and nesting boxes year round.
I need to try this is getting hot now and i dont want to come home from work at night to a spider...i dont care if i wake up the the whole house i will call and wake up my hubs to come outside and kill it