Home remedies to keep away mice and get rid of them
If you want to get rid of mice at a farm, barn, home or other areas, you will find that there are many traps and repellent products available in the market. However, you should find out first if they are effective or safe.
To keep the mice away, you should seal and clean your home. Use mothballs or use a natural mouse repellent.
Peppermint oil is used to get rid of mice both outdoors and indoors. It is natural and safe for animals and humans, but you have to make sure that the peppermint oil that you are using is labeled as 100 percent pure. If this is not the case, it will not give you the results you are looking for. You should put pure oil on a cotton ball and leave it at one area which is prone to the mice. Pay more attention to areas where the mice may enter into the home. When the mice smell peppermint, they will not step inside of the house. You should replace the cotton balls regularly since the peppermint oil will dissipate quickly.
Mothballs, even though they are toxic, are an inexpensive method that you can use if you want to chase away the mice. You should take some mothballs from a box and put them where the mice are likely to live like in the basements, garages, pipes and attics.
If you do not want to use a chemical repellent, you should try out natural repellents.
You can use cat litter or snake feces that have dried. You can get them from a zoo or pet store and keep them near the area where mice like to visit. Mice may avoid the area since they will fear that there is a cat or a snake nearby.
Cow dung is another option. You can get the cow dung and put it in the garden or attic. When the mice eat them, it will inflame their stomach and they will die.
Sound can also be used to get rid of mice in a safe way. The mice do not like loud sounds and it can make their ears bleed.
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