Tips & Tricks

Keeping Mice Out of the Bedroom

Finding mice in any area of your home is undesirable, particularly in the bedroom. Mice carry disease in their saliva and feces. Plus, mice have sharp teeth and will bite humans, which can transfer disease to you, and is downright painful!

Given that much of the time in your bedroom is spent sleeping, it’s important to ‘mouse-proof’ your bedroom. If a mouse bites you in your sleep, you may not know it. This can be an easy way to contract a serious infection or disease.

There are several easy steps you can take to rid yourself of a mouse invasion in the bedroom.

1.    Clean Your Room

Mice have a sharp sense of smell and will be attracted to strong smells, no matter how small. This means food items can easily attract a mouse into your bedroom. Many people may have crumbs in their beds or crumbs of food on the bedside table.

You may think just a few crumbs won’t make a difference, but they do. Mice have an incredibly attuned sense of smell and will follow the scent of a small amount of food.

2.    Tuck In Your Tabby Cat

If you have a cat, let them sleep in the bed with you. Although some may not enjoy the fur a cat will produce on the bed, it’s much better than finding a mouse between your sheets!

Cats and mice have a longtime predator-prey relationship, and mice will not get close to a cat. If a mouse is brave enough to, you can rest assured your cat will attack it, as cats have swift reaction times and great night vision.

3.    Set Up Traps

A common solution is to buy mouse traps. Make sure you are buying effective traps. Whenever possible, it’s always best to use humane traps, so you are cleaning up a less gory scene when a mouse is finally caught.

Traps are engineered to smell attractive to mice, so they will be more attracted to the scent of the trap than whatever crumbs of food might be in your bedroom.

4.    Try Peppermint Oil

This alternative remedy can be effective in banishing mice from the bedroom. The strong scent of peppermint deters mice from moving toward it. To work effectively, peppermint oil should be concentrated in the area of the invasion.

Conclusion

A mouse invasion is never good or safe. Luckily, there are plenty of steps you can take to ensure mice do not inhabit your bedroom. Make sure to contact Mice Mob Exterminators if you suspect mice in your home.

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