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2 Natural Ways To Keep Mice Out Of Your House

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If you have a problem with mice invading your home, you probably want to find ways to keep them away. However, you may be reluctant to use harsh chemicals or traps, especially if you have young children or pets. If so, use one or both of the following natural methods for keeping the rodents out.

Spray Clove And Garlic Water Around Your Foundation

This first homemade mouse deterrent involves spraying your foundation with a clove and garlic water mixture. The strong, pungent smell of the solution helps prevent the rodents from entering your home. However, don't use this mixture inside your house, as the strong smell may prove to be unpleasant to you and other members of your household.

To make the spray, fill a plastic spray bottle with two cups of water. Then, crush one cup of cloves and two cloves of garlic, adding them to the water. Replace the spray nozzle, and shake well. Let the mixture sit overnight before using it to give the ingredients time to permeate the water.

On a dry day, spray your foundation with a fine mist. Repeat this treatment once a week or after a heavy rainfall.

Put Peppermint Oil Cotton Balls Your Closets, Drawers, And Cupboards

If you already have mice living in your house or if a few braved the above deterrent spray, this method of using cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil can help keep them away from your closets, drawers, and cupboards. Although the smell of peppermint is pleasant for most humans, mice have a tendency to scurry away from what they consider to be an awful odor.

To make the cotton balls, figure out how many you will need by counting the areas from which you want to keep your unwanted visitors. Then, put that amount in a small bowl. Drizzle peppermint essential oil over the cotton balls until they are saturated. Then, let the material soak up the oil for about an hour before using.

Once the time is up, put one ball in each drawer or shelf. For closets, wrap two or three balls in cheesecloth to keep the oil from staining your clothes, then place them on the floor or on a shelf.

Using the above natural methods can help keep small populations of mice from entering and taking up residence in your home. However, if you find that you have a large problem, you may want to contact a mouse control service to have your home inspected, as well as to discuss options for taking care of the rodents once and for all.


2 March 2017