They’re super cute as animations, but mice are scampy little freeloading scavengers looking for a good time at your homestead. And in the world of tomorrow, they will be your competition for food resources!
Start learning today how to kindly keep these four-legged pests out of your abode –- and tomorrow you’ll have one less issue to resolve!
Remove the Temptation
Anything that the mice like to eat must be thoroughly removed from your abode. Remove any food sources from the areas which are easily accessible to them, always keep trash boxes tightened and other such measures prevents the mice from infesting, and seal all the cracks and holes.
Use baby powder (or flour) to check for tracks. Scatter a small patch on the floor along a wall or other frequented places. Some people like to bait a mouse by placing a cracker with a bit of peanut butter in the middle of the patch.
Essential oils such as peppermint or lavender have been known to drive mice away. Soak a cotton ball in the oil of peppermint and place it at a suspected entryway. The smell of onions has helped some individuals solve their mouse problem, as they say the odor is offensive to the pests. Even fox urine has been known to send mice scampering because the fox is a natural predator of mice.
Place instant mashed potatoes near where you suspect the mice are hiding. They will eat the potatoes, which will swell up in their tiny stomachs before they can be digested, thereby killing the mice.
Keep new mice from entering your residence by adding mint plants to the foundation of your house. If you are already battling a mouse problem, sprinkle mint leaves in the parts of your home that the mice like to frequent. Mint is known to repel mice in most cases, but you must remember to replace old leaves with fresh ones on a regular basis.
Keep mice away by sprinkling bay leaves in the kitchen and around the pantry.
Mice enter your home in the most creative manner, but once you have pinpointed an access point, use steel wool to block their way. The material is much harder for mice to gnaw through than other options, like wood and newspaper.