Preventing Rodents

You can try some at DIY remedies for a mouse problem, but a better way might be to repel them from even wanting to come into your house in the first place.

Keep your home clean and get rid of things that attract mice. Mice are always looking for food, so make sure there is no spilled food, particularly under cabinets and places that are easy to hide in. Clean up all leftover food as soon as possible and make sure none hamouse-150x150s fallen on the floor.
Mice also searching for are bedding materials – especially during the winter months. Old cloths and paper can be shredded to make nests that will lead to breeding. A breeding population will only compound the problem and make it that much more difficult to solve.

There are several natural substances that mice dislike so much that they will stay away from the area.

  • You can soak cotton balls in a cayenne pepper solution with clove oil or peppermint, or both, and place them around known mouse infestations.
  • You can place little sachets of cayenne pepper and the essential oils of peppermint and clove under or inside areas where mice frequent. This is just as effective as the cotton ball method.
  • For outbuildings, try 1 tbsp. of Tabasco sauce mixed with 1 gallon of water, then add in 1/2 cup of dish detergent. This mixture can be sprayed inside or outside around floorboards, window frames, or any other area where mice are coming in.

If your mouse infestation he is bigger problem or you just don’t want to try to rectify it yourself, contact us at 800-525-4825 and we will be happy to come to your home do complete a full inspection of your property.

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