There’s nothing worse than spotting a mice in your kitchen cupboard. Mice carry disease and can be really scary. Of course, this applies to those who are afraid of mice. The good news is that you can use a few really simple tricks to protect your home from these tiny invaders and it won’t cost you a thing. Some methods work better than others, so find what works best for you.
Nobody likes seeing mice running around the house, especially in the living room. We give you a few effective and cheap solutions to your problem. Start off the mouse-proofing process before it is too late. Rodents are creepy and can bring terrible diseases in your home.
Cindy Mannes, a spokesperson for the National Pest Management Association, said a few things that may help you get rid of the tiny rodents from your home.
Mice move in groups. If you see one, his family is definitely somewhere in your house. Mice need the same things as you do: food, water and home. They are used to living with people. If one of them gets inside your home, the others will come right away. Let’s not forget that mice multiply like crazy.
First, check up your home, camper or garage for any traces of mice. Do this at dusk, because mice crawl around when it’s dark and quiet.
You may find mice or you may not, but you should definitely clean the entrances and be careful, you should not leave food outside the fridge or the cupboard.
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control explains that mice like cracks in floors and walls. They can go through a really tiny hole as their cartilages are super soft. Mice can also go through small gaps around utility lines and drainage pipes. Seal any opening that’s larger than ¼’’ to keep mice away from your home.
Mice hate aluminum foil, so you can line the entry points in your house with it. Plus, you can wrap the food you keep in your basement with it.
Here are a few more tricks:
-- Soak a few cotton balls in peppermint oil, and scatter them around your house
-- Tuck or tape dryer sheets in and around the gaps and cracks in your house to stop rodents from entering. Use new dryer sheets every two weeks.
-- Keep soap bars in your garage and camper, because mice hate their strong smell
These steps will sure help you keep your home rodent-free. Good luck!