Rodents enter people’s houses looking for food, warmth, or refuge. They proliferate quickly and are capable of spreading diseases. They frequently inflict damage by chewing on wires, books, and toys, in addition to sneaking into cabinets and destroying food by gnawing on storage bags and even plastic containers. Rodents emit bacteria and viruses in their urine and feces, which can be harmful to humans.
1. Use essential oils
The strong aromas of peppermint and clove oil appear to repel mice. Soak cotton balls in essential oils. And place them in areas where mice congregate, such as drawers, cabinets, and home entryways. Although the fragrance alone will not totally eliminate mice, it can be used in conjunction with other treatments.
2. Get a cat
If no one in your family has cat allergies, owning a cat may be the simplest way to get rid of mice. If getting a cat isn’t an option, buy cat litter and put it in areas where mice congregate. This can be used as a deterrent. Make certain that kitty litter is kept out of the reach of children.
3. Consider using a hot pepper solution
Poison baits may appear to be a straightforward remedy, but they can be harmful as well. Poison can sicken your dogs and children. Therefore it’s best to use nonpoisonous baits and treatments. Consider using a strong hot pepper solution. Spray it in places where mice frequent but are out of reach of children and pets, such as under the stove or behind cupboards.
4. Create your own humane trap
If you’re handy, consider making your own simple live traps out of household items
Bucket, stick, and plastic cup:
Skewer the cup with the stick and place the stick-and-cup contraption over the bucket’s open top. To serve as bait, smear some peanut butter on the cup. The mouse should dash out to the cup and then into the bucket. In the morning, let go of the mouse. Repeat as necessary.
The glass and the coin:
Balance one side of an upright coin in a big glass with peanut butter smeared within. When the mouse goes in for the peanut butter, it should knock the coin down and become stuck within the glass. Repeat as necessary.
5. Use duct tape to create a barrier
Cover the entry locations mice are exploiting with duct tape once you’ve identified them, such as under your sink around the pipes or at the back of cupboards where there is wiring.
6. Use steel wool to fill any gaps
Steel wool should be placed in the little areas where mice like to hide. Steel wool is difficult and unpleasant to chew. Thus it will act as a natural deterrent for the little critters.
7. Give us a call
We’ll help you identify rat entry points, locate nesting and food cache areas, and remove rats from your walls without causing further damage to your home. We can also help you determine the main cause of the infestation and keep rats away in the future.