How do I get rid of mice?
Posted by Gary Atkinson on August 06, 2017 . 0 Comments
Let's face it. Mice are cute when they are outside, but menacing when they are in your house. Most people would be happy if they just stayed outside. So people ask: What's the best way to get rid of mice? Keeping them outside is the magic of using a mouse repellent rather than traps. In fact, an all natural mouse repellent can be the best way to keep your house mouse free, without poisons or having to deal with dead, decaying or injured mice. Easier for you, safe for your kids and pets. But how do you do it? Do mouse repellents really work? Ok, honestly, it takes a little strategy, but it's not that hard to do.
The whole trick is that you just have to plan ahead, and that's the hardest part. You HAVE to place mouse repellents BEFORE you get mice in your house and they find your goodies. But don't panic. If you already have mice, you just have to do it a little differently. But if you are planning ahead, you can use the easiest method to keep mice outside your home. Natural mouse repellents work for this, but remember, they only steer mice in a different direction. To keep mice out, you have to place repellents at all your entry points BEFORE you see mice in your house. They will get repelled from the entry points and move on down the road. Remember, from outside, they have a million choices of where to go. They are simply exploring and poking around. If you use mouse repellents, then your house becomes annoying to them and mouse repellents can really work. But you have to put repellents at ALL the entry points they could use, because otherwise, they will avoid the entry points with repellents, but likely enter at the entry points you've left open.
Conversely, if you wait until mice have already infiltrated your house, and found food, then your house becomes a maze for them, with many possible routes to find the "cheese". Mice are smart and have good memories, plus they can climb and jump. In this case, mouse repellents have to be used differently, because the mice will continually probe and find or create new entry points. That's because they already know there's a reward on the other side.
The best strategy then is unfortunately, a humane mouse trap. But you should only have to do this once. In this case, instead of putting the mouse repellents at entry points, you place the mouse repellents in the drawers, cabinets, pantry or wherever the food supply is, and leave a humane mouse trap baited with peanut butter in an easy spot for them to get to. Now the mouse repellents will simply steer them to the trap. You will have to trap and remove all the mice. Ew, I know! But you have to get them out. Once removed, you can go back to using the mouse repellents at the entry points to keep newcomers out. New mice won't know about the goodies inside and will just avoid your house again. Then simply replace your all natural mouse repellents when needed and you can stay mouse free from that point on. That's the best all natural way to get rid of mice. Honest.
And of course, blocking up entry points makes the whole job easier. That goes without saying. Mouse repellents can really help for entry points that are hard to block up.