Mice can be very stress full when they invade a home. Mouse can destroy property and cause a total mess. They chew clothes and destroy cereals. Mice are known to reduce very strong silos and reduce their value. However, mice can be repelled from accessing people’s homes. Mice can be removed using mousetraps, poison or fumigation. These means are very expensive and can have medical consequences. People should consider using natural means to protect and repel their homes from mice. Methods such as natural repellants, home cleaning, annoying noises, sealing possible entries and placing kitten litter around entrances to the house. Not only are these means cheap but also health friendly.
Mice hate the smell and taste of cayenne pepper or peppermint. The owner of the house can use food-containing pepper and put them in the places that mice are a nuisance. Once the mice smell the, it will choke them. Most mice do not get near the peppermint oil since the smell is very intense for the rodents. Place cotton balls soaked with peppermint oil in entrances to your house, especially where mouse are most likely to enter through. Place them under the bed and corners, which might not have been cleaned well. Peppermint oil also helps to cover smells that attract mouse into your house. The homeowner can also grow peppermint plants near the door and around the house. Peppermint oil is a natural mouse repellant.
Another natural repellant that can be used is ammonia. Use cotton balls and dip them in the ammonia. Place the soak cotton balls at holes where mice enter through and they will not pass through the holes. The smell of the cotton balls fades away quickly and should be replaced often. Also, ensure to throw away the used cotton balls before mice use them as nests.
Another method that can be used to keep mice away is to use strong-smelling dryer sheets. Place these sheets in the places where mice hide most and they will visit those places again. Remember to change the sheets regularly as they soon lose their scent.
For homeowners it is essential to keep their homes as clean as possible. Remove any foodparticles on the floor and mop the floor. All the garbage in the house should be taken outside as far as possible or even burnt. Ensure mice will not find materials to make nests in your home, remove fabrics, rugs and blankets on the floor. Mice follow bad smell and dirt. If the room is clean, it will act as a natural mouse repellant.
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Seal all cracks and other holes that mice may use to enter your home.
The most common natural mouse repellant is use of cats. The sight of cats in a home will keep mice away from your home. The cats can also hunt down the mice and kill them. Furthermore, the smell of kitten’s urine and waste scares mice from your house. However, one needs to be aware that not all cats have the strength to hunt mice.
Natural Mouse Repellants
Using a natural mouse repellant will be cheaper and does not have medical effects on children and other friendly pets.