HOW TO PREVENT MOUSE INFESTATION & REPEL MICE

HOW TO PREVENT MOUSE INFESTATION & REPEL MICE

A Mice infestation can be controlled effectively by making

YOUR HOME (Their Nest) Unpleasant for them.


In cartoons, a playful mouse may appear cute, but mice are pests that eat everything, including clothes, shoes, and electrical wires. A mouse bite may require immediate trip to the Hospital.

Mice eat stored grains or are carriers of various diseases, including the bubonic plague and leptospirosis.

Mice infestations can be controlled effectively by making YOUR HOME (their nest) unpleasant for them…

—–> All possible entries should be sealed

Mice will try to enter your home as the temperature drops. Seal microscopic holes in your floor, walls, and entrances with caulk and weather-stripping to keep them out.

Steel wool can be poked into vent apertures to deter access while not obstructing airflow. Pay attention to the exterior of your house as well. Around three feet of your home’s foundation, remove leaves and tree branches and keep both inside and outside of your house clean and clear of waste.

—–> Eucalyptus Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Cloves, and Peppermint Oil

Mice hate the smell. Soak few cotton balls in a mixture of these oils and place them where mice have been a problem.

Make cheesecloth sachets with a combination of these oils, and place them in locations where mice like to hide, such as beneath beds and corners.

—–> Ammonia

It smells like a prospective predator’s urine. Fill plastic bottle tops with ammonia and place them in places where mice might be enticed to enter, such as the pantry and under the sink – but keep them out of reach of children and pets.

—–> Remove all nesting materials

Store all rugs, fabric, and blankets in large plastic storage bins to ensure mice don’t discover soft nesting materials. Mice will chew through paper, cardboard, or lightweight plastic to construct nests, so it’s best to get rid of your recycling as soon as possible.

—–> Avoid Poisonous Bait

Poison baits may appear to be a simple solution, but they’re also dangerous. Poison can make your dogs and children sick. Therefore, it’s best to use nonpoisonous baits or treatments.

—–> Mice are repelled by good sanitation, but attracted to poor sanitation

Mice may live on as little as 2 – 3 grams of meal per day. Thus a few crumbs like that will suffice. Vacuum your floors & wipe down your counters to remove any residue, crumbs, or potential food sources.

Glass jars and airtight containers are ideal for storing food. Don’t forget to lock up your trash. Mice have powerful incisor teeth that allow them to gnaw through almost anything, including concrete if the whim strikes them. Thus, plastic bags are no challenge for these voracious eaters.

—–> Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint Oil should be sprayed around the space

These antimicrobial oil may be the simplest method to keep mice out of your house. The pungent smell of tea tree oil is allegedly repulsive to mice, so spray some at possible entrance sites to keep them away.

Add 1 tablespoon of eucalyptus oil, 1 tablespoon of Tea Tree Oil and 1 tablespoon of Peppermint Oil to one cup of water, along with a few splashes of dish detergent to help the components blend better.

When the fragrance fades, reapply the spray after approximately a week. Australia is home to eucalyptus and tea tree trees. As a result, crushed natural leaves should be used to increase potency.

References

Hickman, K. (2021, June 04). A Surprising Hack to Keep Mice Away For Good. Retrieved from https://www.familyhandyman.com/article/this-surprising-hack-will-keep-mice-away-for-good/

How To Effectively Get Rid Of Mice In Your Home. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.smithspestmanagement.com/blog/post/how-to-get-rid-of-mice

With Greenwrite. (2013, December 20). Natural Mouse Repellents that Work. Retrieved from https://www.seventhgeneration.com/blog/natural-mouse-repellents-work