Do you have a rodent problem inside your home? Mice can spread disease through their urine and feces, which can cause you a number of problems. However, there are several humane ways to get rid of mice without resorting to poison. Here are some methods to consider.
Essential oils have been rising in popularity recently, treating everything from migraines to colds. Peppermint essential oil is what you are looking for in this case. Mice’s sense of smell is much more acute than our own and they find the peppermint smell overwhelming and offensive. While this may not be the most natural remedy out there if you want to deter mice. Simply add 20-30 drops of the oil to cotton balls and lay them around your home. Refresh these on a weekly basis.
Dryer sheets typically are a good choice because of their overwhelming smell to mice. Consider laying them out in problem areas and replace when the smell has faded. Make sure you do pick them up once the smell is gone though, as these can be used as a nesting area for mice.
If your mouse problem is located to a specific, identifiable area, then this next tip is for you. Take aluminum foil and bunk it up into the hole or cover your food with it. It may sound ridiculous but the look, sound, and taste of aluminum foil will deter mice from trying to bite into it. Aluminum foil is extremely inexpensive and can be found in any grocery store.
Get A Pet
Sometimes the most humane way to deal with animals inside your home is to let nature do its job. Look into getting a hunting dog or a cat if you have a mouse problem. Mice will realize that there is a predator in your home and be forced to vacate the area.
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