PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL TO GET RID OF MICE
These small creatures cannot stand the strong smell of the peppermint oil. So they will run away from the place when they will smell peppermint oil. This method will help you to prevent the mouse entering your house as well as making the mouse run away from your home.
Peppermint Oil – as required
Cotton Balls – as required
Soak the cotton balls in peppermint oil.
Place the soaked cotton balls at the openings of the house and at the places where the mice usually come.
This will prevent the mice entering your house as well as make the mice escape that are inside the house.
You can also place peppermint plants near the entry points of your house to prevent the mouse entering your house.
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2. CLOVE ESSENTIAL OIL/WHOLE CLOVES
Mice also cannot bear the strong smell of cloves. They just turn and run away of the place where there is clove smell. For this method of getting rid of mice, you can use clove essential oil as well as cloves.
Clove Essential Oil – as required
Cotton Balls – as required
Soak the required amount of cotton balls in clove essential oil.
Place the clove oil soaked cotton balls near the hideouts of the mice in the home, doorways and at the possible places through which the
mouse can enter your house.
If you want to use whole cloves, then wrap them in a cotton cloth and use them as cotton balls near the entrance points.
Apart from making the mouse run away from your home, this method will also prevent the mice entering your house.
3. MOTH BALLS
With its strong smell, moth balls work excellent to keep the mouse away from your house.
Small Containers with lid – as required
Moth balls – as required
Take the small containers and pierce them to make few holes (the holes should be large enough so that the smell of the moth balls comes out easily.)
Place 2 to 3 moth balls in each container.
Place the containers where mice usually come.
This method will make the mice, those are there in your home to run away and at the same time prevent the outside mice from entering into your home.
Mothballs work excellent to make your attic free from mice
Note: Take cautions while using mothballs to get rid of mice as mothballs are toxic and it may harm your child or pet if they try to eat them.
4. USE AMMONIA
The strong smell of ammonia jut makes the mice run away from the place. The mouse smells the ammonia as its predator’s urine, which makes it leave the place quickly.
Small Containers with lids – as required
Follow the same process as using the mothballs to get rid of mice.
You can also use ammonia to clean the areas where mice frequently come.
And at the same time, ammonia can be helpful to clean mouse droppings.
Note: Be careful while using ammonia to prevent the entry of mouse in your house. It may harm your child or pet if they come in contact with ammonia.
5. SPRAY TO DETER MICE
This spray includes spicy, hot chillies, which will help you to move away the mice from your house. When the mice will sniff this pepper spray, they will experience a burning sensation in their eyes and nose. It will also make them extremely uncomfortable and irritated to leave the place immediately.
Chopped habaneros – ½ cup
Hot Pepper Flakes – tbsp
Water – 16 cups
2-Gallon Buckets – 2
1-Gallon Jug – 1
Spray Bottle – 1
Gloves and Goggles
A Large Pot
Ensure to wear the gloves and goggles before making this mixture as it may harm your eyes as well as your hand.
In a large pot take the water and boil it.
Blend the peppers and flake roughly.
Pour the blend into a 2-gallon bucket and pour the boiling water over the blend.
Cover the mixture and leave it for 24 hours.
Strain the mixture with the help of the cheesecloth to another 2-gallon bucket.
Pour the water into a spray bottle.
Spray the liquid around the entrances and on the place where the mice generally come.
You can use this spray both in indoor as well as outdoor areas. In indoor areas, you can use this spray in every two days by wiping away the old spray.
This method will definitely help you to get rid of mice effectively.
Cover and keep this mixture away of sunlight to store it for months.