Therefore, it is important to consider getting a cat because the cats sound and smell will be enough to make our homes mice free.
And unlike the fox urine granules… you don’t have to spread the scent around. Your cat will do that for you quiet naturally.
On an unrelated but important note… If you are going to bring a kitty or two into your life please adopt one from your local shelter. You’ll feel so good saving a cats life as well keeping your home rodent free.
Remove Food Sources
One of the best ways to get rid of mice is by cleaning our environment. It is important to get rid of their food source because it is what keeps them in our homes.
I mean think about it… When we leave food out on the counter, unprotected, it’s like a veritable mouse buffet!
What mouse could resist the temptation of easy to reach Coco Puffs, Granolla or even left over pizza in the box? So get that food off the counter and stored away properly so you’re not inviting mice to dinner without meaning to.
Similarly, find out other materials that might be attracting them and dispose such materials safely.
Use Moth Balls
This method can be used to eliminate all kinds of pests living in our homes.
The moth balls are hung or scattered in the mice habitats. They think they are so aweful they’ll run for the hills. And apart from driving away the mice, it will also contribute towards the elimination of bugs and birds.
Remember that regular moth balls are toxic! Very toxic to insects and slightly so to mammals. So be sure you don’t place them where your pets or kids can get at them. For this reason I suggest you use moth balls primarily in the attic, crawlspace or in the walls.
There are non-toxic moth ball products on the market now. But I have no data on their effectiveness on chasing mice away.
Use Chew Proof Barriers
In order to stop the entry of the mice into our homes, all the openings on the walls should be sealed with effective items like crumpled aluminum foil or steel wood pads. Mice cannot chew through such materials.
After plugging the hole with something chew-proof like this you’ll want to plaster over it or cover it cosmetically in some way. But don’t just use plaster or paneling because the mice have already established a “highway” to that spot and they’ll just make a new hole lickety split.
It’s also a good idea to toss some moth balls, cotton soaked with peppermint oil or cayenne pepper into the space before filling it up. The more deterants you use the better your results are likely to be.
Use Humane Traps
There are various traps that can catch the mice without necessarily killing them.
I love these traps because they remove the mouse from your home but give it a chance to find a new acceptable place to live.
They come in a lot of different sizes, shapes and styles. Everything from a single mouse unit to a mouse trap that will catch up to a dozen mice at once.
There’s even a contraption that turns a pop bottle into a mouse trap.
Go figure I guess you still can build a better mouse trap!
Once the mice have been trapped by such traps, they should be released in distant places that will ensure that they do not come closer to our homes.
Use Cayenne Pepper Liberally
This is another trick that guarantees good results. Sprinkle some cayenne around the mice invested area, especially in the mice entry holes. The substance is a nuisance to the mice and they can’t stand to be around it.
Cayenne pepper may be good for our hearts but it’s bad news for mice.
It irritates them to no end and they’ll pack up and leave rather than have it sting their eyes, irritate skin or sizzle taste buds.
So pour on the HEAT and get rid of your mice!
This is a pretty simple idea that involves sprinkling peppermint on all materials that you do not want the mice to live in. It is popularly referred to as ‘the good-bye mint’ because it will eliminate all the mice from locations where you place it.
You can put the peppermint oil directly onto items in your home and or place a few drops onto cotton balls and scatter them in the areas where you know the mice are living or traveling.
Not only will this help get rid of your mouse problem but it’ll make your home smell wonderful too!
Basically, natural elimination of mice is a low cost endeavor.
It is superior to several other forms of mice elimination. For instance, it is superior to the use of electronic pest repellers since the units are expensive, you need many of them and the use of electricity will make you to incur extra charges.
Similarly, it cannot be compared to use of poison or traps because not only have we killed an innocent creature who’s only trying to get on with his life but if you fail to locate the dead mice, you home will smell bad. And then things are going to come to feast on the dead mice.
So all in all, getting rid of mice without killing them is far superior to any other mouse removal method.