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.
“There’s never just one mouse in the house. If you see one mouse, you almost definitely have more than one. They’re looking for the same things that humans are looking for in the winter — food, water, and shelter. They’ve gotten so good at living with humans. When you get one, others will find their way in. Plus, they multiply very quickly.”
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 notes:
“Mice can enter through cracks in foundations, floors or walls. A mouse can fit through a very tiny opening due to their soft cartilages. They can also squeeze through small gaps around utility lines and drainage pipes. All openings that are larger than 1/4″ should be sealed to exclude mice.”
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!
Source: Healthy Food House