Natural Ways To Rid Your Home Of Mice

Mice carry diseases that can make you and your family sick. While there are several ways, you can get rid of mice many of them are harmful to humans and require a lot of money. Thankfully, there are many ways to get rid of mice in a non-toxic and cost-effective way. Here are a few.

Peppermint Oil Repellent

While humans find the scent of peppermint oil pleasant, mice hate it. Get rid of them by adding the oil to cotton balls and placing them in areas where you know they enter your home. If you prefer a more natural solution, you can plant peppermint around your home to repel the mice. Additionally, if you are not fond of peppermint oil, peppermint toothpaste or peppermint leaves are equally effective.

Instant Potatoes Repellent

Instant potatoes are deadly food for mice. Once they eat it the flakes of the potatoes will begin expanding in their stomachs because they are unable to digest it. This will kill the mice. Simply leave some instant potatoes near suspected entry points and wait for the mice to start dying.

Onion Repellent

Onions are a great way to repel mice because they hate the smell of it. Put an onion near places of entry and mice will start leaving or staying far from your home. However, you will need to replace the onion every other day, since onions tend to rot quickly. You should also bear in mind that onions should never be consumed by dogs and cats as it is toxic to them, so if you have pets keep these well out of their reach.

Steel Wool

Mice often enter a house through tiny holes that occur in the infrastructure or from holes they bore themselves. Once you have identified these holes, it is important to seal them up. Finding mice holes can be difficult. However, there are a few telltale signs that a hole is present, such as drops of feces and grease like stains on walls. Once you have identified holes then you need to clean the area up thoroughly with soap, water and disinfectant then use steel wool to stuff the holes. Steel wool is the best choice because of its abrasive nature which makes it difficult for mice to chew or bore through it.

The options for getting rid of mice that have been discussed are easy and natural. They are a great option if you don't want to use poisons or mouse traps. For more information, contact a pest control service near you.