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5 Ways to Scare Away Mice This Spring

Your home is very attractive to mice. They like that it provides them with shelter, food, water, and a place to breed and raise more mice. Of course, you don’t want your home to become infested with rodents that will carry in diseases, feces, urine, fleas, and a host of other problems. You don’t want them contaminating your food either. Below are a few things you can do that could help to scare them away and keep them out of your home.

1: Use Strong Scents

Mice don’t like certain scents. Consider using them around entry points to the home, as well as areas mice might frequent, such as the kitchen. Cotton balls dipped in peppermint oil and placed in areas around the home can help. Sprinkling a bit of cayenne pepper near mouse entry points can work, too.

Mice detest the scent of ammonia because it smells like predator urine. They will often avoid areas that have this scent. You don’t want to smell ammonia inside your home, but you can spray it around the outside to keep the mice from entering in the first place.

Putting some dryer sheets in your linen closets and other places you store your clothes could help to repel mice, too.

2: Plants in the Garden

Another way to potentially keep some mice away from the house would be to add certain types of plants in your garden and around your house. Some of the plants that could repel mice include mint, onion, garlic, lavender, and pennyroyal.

3: Get a Cat

It’s not just a trope in cartoons. Cats and mice are natural enemies: predators and prey. Take advantage of this. If you like cats and aren’t allergic, consider getting one or more. Their presence can work well to keep the mice outside where they belong.

4: Let Natural Predators Be

If you have a garden and yard, you might notice a snake or two slithering around. While a lot of people may be afraid of snakes, they could be one of the best deterrents to mice. As long as the snakes you see are nonvenomous and stay outside, let them patrol the area and get a meal while keeping your home rodent-free.

5: Contact the Exterminators

Sometimes, even the best efforts won’t keep mice outside. You may find an infestation of mice. If that’s the case, contact the Mice Mob Exterminators to handle the problem for you. It’s the most expedient way to eliminate the problem.

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