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8 Home Remedies For Getting Rid of Mice.

By Edited May 7, 2016 1 2

Mice are nocturnal creatures, meaning while your sound asleep in your bed at night there up and about searching for food and doing their dirty work. Mice are seldom seen during the day unless you have a infestation. Commonly, you know you have a mouse problem when you start finding some of the following signs...Then it's time to try some of the home remedies for getting rid of mice!

>>>> Droppings... Mouse fecal matter is moist, soft, shiny and dark colored, as it dries in a few days it will become hard. Older droppings will appear dull and grayish in color.

>>>> Tiny  Holes...When small holes start appearing on your cereal boxes, this is a major giveaway that a mouse is chewing away at your packages. Look around your pantry and look for tooth marks and shredded paper. Pull the boxes out and look behind them.

>>>> Sound... You start hearing inexplicable movement, and sometimes gnawing or scratching in the walls or an attic. It's time to take action and get rid of mice in your walls.

>>>> Smell... Mice create a musty odor that begins to linger in your home.

>>>> Nests... Hidden away in boxes, in walls or closet corners mice will use chewed newspaper and fabric to build a nest for themselves.

Here's a list of the 8 Home Remedies For Getting Rid of Mice.

>>>> Home Remedy 1]  Peppermint and Peppermint Oil...Using Peppermint Oil to Get Rid of Mice is quite common In just about every home remedy book, mice can't bear the smell of peppermint or peppermint oil. Soak some cotton balls in peppermint oil and put them in the areas where there's sign of the critters.

>>>> Home Remedy Number 2]  Get Rid of The Food Supply...Although mice savor a tasty meal of food grain and crumbs, they'll also adjust to anything else they can get hold of. If you take away their food supply, your unwanted house guests will be forced to find other places to dine. Remove foods from lower kitchen cabinets. Put your cereal and other boxed items in glass or Tupperware containers.

>>>> Home Remedy 3] Mint...Often overlooked as a home remedies for getting rid of mice. Prevent new visitors from dropping in by placing mint plants around the outside of your house. If you are already combating a mouse problem, put mint leaves in the places where you see mouse activity. Mint is known to repel mice in a lot of situations, but you need to replace old leaves with fresh ones regularly.

>>>> Home Remedy 4] Bay Leaves...Many people have had good success in keeping mice from getting at their food source by sprinkling bay leaves in their kitchen.

>>>> Home Remedy Number 5] Mothballs...As another method to get rid of mice. Mice are known for bedding down for the winter in a shed or garage. If you place some mothballs around your garage, mice will be looking for another place to move into. In your home, mothballs can be used to discourage mice from kitchen cupboards, drawers, and other storage places in the kitchen.

>>>> Home Remedy Number 6] Steel Wool...Mice get into your house in many creative ways, but once you've discovered an entry point, stuff it full of steel wool to block their entry. The material is a lot harder for mice to eat at than other options, such as wood and paper.

>>>> Home Remedy Number 7] Onions...The overbearing odor of onions has helped some individuals with their mouse trouble, as they allege the scent is repelling to the pests.

>>>> Home Remedy Number 8] Peanut Butter...As one of the best bait for a mouse trap. A very effective bait for enticing your unwanted visitor. The next time you set up traps, use peanut butter as bait, a yummy treat that a mouse just can't resist.

So there you have it...8 Home Remedies For Getting Rid of Mice. Try one or use them all.



Jan 16, 2012 7:29pm
Great article, very helpful. Will try the onion, the mothballs, and the bay leaves options. Thanks
Aug 20, 2013 8:23am
Very nice article. Mice can be a pain and they need to be gone asap before they create more problems.
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