House Mouse Prevention Tips: How to Keep House Mice Away

Cute Little Critters
House mice may be cute little critters, but they can cause a lot of damage to your home. And just because they are cute, that doesn’t mean we want to share our homes with them.

These animals carry a lot of different diseases via their feces and their urine. They also make a lot of damage to homes they invade because they like to chew on various things in people’s homes and apartments. So, if you aren’t looking forward to having a mouse invasion in your home, keep on reading this article as we will give you some mouse prevention tips.

Peppermint Essential Oil
Mice have a really strong sense of smell. You can take this fact in your advantage for preventing house mice in your home. One of the smells mice find disgusting, but we find pleasant, is the smell of peppermint.

So, if you want to prevent house mice from entering your home, you will need to apply 30 drops of peppermint oil on several cotton balls. When you do this, place those cotton balls around your house, both in the inside of your home and outside your home.

Get a Cat or a Dog
You probably saw several times in cartoons that cats and dogs love chasing house mice. Well, that is not only true in cartoons; it is also true in the real life. Real-life cats and dogs are fond of chasing house mice.

So, if you are afraid that one day mouse invasion may take over your home, get a cat or a dog, and you will be safe of any type of mice.

Mouse Spray
There are several mouse sprays you can purchase today. However, not all of them are efficient in preventing mouse infestation in your home. But, there is one special mouse spray that will prevent them from entering your home. That mouse spray contains as a main ingredient hot pepper extracts.

So, if you decide to buy a mouse spray that will prevent mice from entering your home, opt for buying one that contains hot peppers extract. Mice find the smell of hot peppers irritating.

Pay Attention to Holes
Do you know how mice enter your home? Well, they most certainly don’t knock on your door and ask you can they come in. These little pests come inside your home through small cracks and openings in your home’s walls and in the foundation of your home.

If you don’t want these little pests invade your home, you should carefully inspect your house’s exterior walls and foundation. In case you find such small holes and openings, you should seal them with something that mice can’t chew, such as steel mesh.

Don’t Feed Mice
Mice particularly love invading homes during the summer season. This is because during summer, people leave many food leftovers outside their home.

So, consider cleaning up all food remains and pet food leftovers in your garden to prevent mice invasion.

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House Mouse Prevention Tips: How to Keep House Mice Away