Home Remedies to Get Rid of Mice

How Tos

By: smacklanburg     10-Jun-2011

Introduction:

Eek hate them!!

Peppermint and Peppermint Oil

In just about every home remedy circle, you will hear that mice cannot stand the scent of peppermint or peppermint oil. Soak a cotton ball in the oil of peppermint and place it at a suspected entryway.

Baby Powder

When you are having a problem locating the point of entry of your uninvited guest, use baby powder (or flour) to check for tracks. Scatter a small patch on the floor along a wall or other frequented places. Some people like to bait a mouse by placing a cracker with a bit of peanut butter in the middle of the patch. Hopefully, you can locate their access point or at least, determine the direction in which they originate.

Mint:

Keep new mice from entering your residence by adding mint plants to the foundation of your house. If you are already battling a mouse problem, sprinkle mint leaves in the parts of your home that the mice like to frequent. Mint is known to repel mice in most cases, but you must remember to replace old leaves with fresh ones on a regular basis.

Steel Wool

Mice enter your home in the most creative manner, but once you have pinpointed an access point, use steel wool to block their way. The material is much harder for mice to gnaw through than other options, like wood and newspaper.

Remove Food Supply

While mice enjoy a nice meal of cereal grains and crumbs, they will also adapt to anything else they can sink their teeth into. If you remove their food supply, most mice are forced to look for other places to eat. Remove edible temptations from low kitchen cabinets. Place cereal and other boxed items in glass containers and plastic Tupperware.









Comments

  • litetender 6/11/2011

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    The building supply stores sell cans of "Great Stuff" ... an expanding foam that hardens within a short time of being sprayed. This is better than steel wool ... it doesn't rust and mice don't seem to chew through it and it fills cracks and holes and everything completely!

  • pamperedpen 6/10/2011

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    I didn't realize that peppermint could get rid of mice. H5


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