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12 Natural Methods for Mouse Control Without Harming Health

Household Items Frequently Damaged by Mouse Infestation, Unpleasant Odors Filling the Room Due to Mice – How to Keep Mice Out Now? Learn Effective Ways to Drive Mice Away from Your Home.

Mice are a common nightmare for many families. They not only regularly cause damage, destroy belongings, and contaminate food but also act as carriers of dangerous diseases such as the plague and leptospirosis. Therefore, preventing and driving away mice is a concern for many households.

Today, Admin will reveal effective ways to keep mice out of your home.

1. Using Mouse Traps

1.1. Using Metal Cage Mouse Traps

Metal cage mouse traps are readily available in the market, and you simply need to place bait inside the cage. Position the cage in any hidden corner of the house or where you think mice are likely to roam.

When the mouse enters and starts gnawing on the bait, the movement triggers the trap, causing the door to close, and the mouse is unable to escape.

1.2. Using Snap Mouse Traps

Similar to the method with metal cage traps, you still need to place bait as mentioned above and position the trap where you suspect mice will appear or where they frequently disturb.

When the mouse eats the bait on the trap, the weight of the mouse presses down the trap’s spring, causing it to snap shut, preventing the mouse from escaping.

1.3. Using Mouse Glue Traps

Mouse glue traps are relatively easier to use compared to the previous two methods. The adhesive surface of the paper is excellent for keeping the mouse stuck in place.

Prepare some bait on the glue surface to attract the mouse.

Place the glue trap in any area where you notice signs of mice (behind the refrigerator, near the trash bin, in the storage room, etc.). If you have pets, be cautious before placing traps to avoid trapping them.

1.4. DIY Mouse Traps

a. Using Plastic Bottles

Using a plastic water bottle is suitable for small-sized mice with the following steps:

Use a knife to poke two holes on the sides of the bottle.

Stiff wire or metal rod forms the trap frame (similar to the image).

Use a cotton ball soaked in peanut butter placed under the bottle, secured with a thin layer of glue.

Find hidden corners or places where you suspect mice, then place the trap in these locations.

When the mouse smells the bait, it will enter the plastic bottle. The trap’s triggering mechanism will activate, causing the bottle to trap the mouse inside.

b. Using Water Basin and Plastic Bottle

Steps to create a trap:

Take a bucket (trash bin) with a handle. Fill it with water, covering 1/4 of the bucket.

Take a plastic bottle, poke a hole in the bottom and cap of the bottle. Thread a rope (or wire, string) through from the bottle’s mouth to the hole at the bottom. Secure both ends of the rope to the bucket’s handles.

Prepare a little peanut butter spread outside the water bottle to use as bait.

Use a piece of wood to create a path for the mouse to climb towards the water bottle. Approach it with the bait at the bottom.

When the mouse climbs towards the peanut butter, the circular motion mechanism of the water bottle will make it slip into the bucket, getting trapped there.

2. Using Non-Harmful Methods to Drive Away Mice

Using mouse traps is for catching mice when they cause trouble inside the house. However, to prevent harm to other animals or even humans, consider applying the following methods to drive mice away from your home.

2.1. Use Soap Powder

Soap powder, besides its role in cleaning clothes, is also an excellent material to use for repelling annoying mice from your home.

Mix a small amount of soap powder with black pepper powder, cold rice, and place this mixture in areas where mice often pass through. When they smell this mixture, they will be afraid and won’t enter your home anymore.

2.2. Raise Mice’s Natural Enemies Inside Your Home – Cats

Cats and mice are natural enemies. Where there are cats, mice often hesitate to roam. If you have too many mice in your home, consider adopting one or a few cats. Whenever mice hear the sound of a cat meowing, they won’t dare to invade your home to damage belongings, eat food, or create an unpleasant, foul odor.

Besides driving away mice from your home, having a cat in your home can bring joy, reduce stress, and provide entertainment after a long, tiring day at work.

2.3. Drive Away Mice with Mint

Mint is also a good option for repelling mice; the smell of mint is pleasant for humans but repulsive to mice.

Place a bag of mint tea, a bag containing a small amount of dried mint leaves, or a cotton ball soaked in mint oil in places where mice often pass through.

Plant mint around your home’s garden to help prevent this rodent infestation.

Use Garlic essential oil with its distinctive scent. By putting a few drops of oil on a small cotton ball and placing it where they’ve been spotted before.

2.4. Use Cinnamon Powder

To drive mice away with cinnamon powder, simply sprinkle it in areas where you don’t want the mice to frequent, such as closets or kitchen cabinets. You can also place a small bag containing cinnamon powder in these locations to prevent mice from visiting your home.

2.5. Use Chili Powder

Chili powder has two ways to use. The first way is to sprinkle it around your house or areas where mice often pass through.

The second way is to mix 2 tablespoons of chili powder with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, a few drops of any detergent, and then add a few drops of any cleaning agent. Put this mixture into a spray bottle and spray it everywhere, especially in places where you despise these creatures. This will prevent them from entering your home.

2.6. Drive Mice Away with Vinegar

Few people know that mice hate vinegar. Therefore, with a cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar placed in places that mice often pass through, you can effectively drive mice out of your home. When the cotton ball becomes dry and loses the vinegar smell, you can throw it away and replace it with a new one.

2.7. Drive Mice Away with Garlic

Garlic is a spice with a strong odor, which not everyone likes, but it undoubtedly makes mice uncomfortable.

Rub fresh garlic cloves (can be crushed) in places where mice often pass through.

Sprinkle garlic powder in dark corners, cracks where mice tend to nest.

Plant garlic in your garden around your home to help prevent this annoying rodent.

Use Garlic essential oil with its distinctive scent. By putting a few drops of oil on a small cotton ball and placing it where they’ve been spotted before.

2.8. Drive Mice Away with Pleasant-Smelling Essential Oils

Scientific research proves that reptiles in general and mice, in particular, detest the smell of essential oils. Using natural essential oils found in various plant species not only ensures safety for the whole family but also brings a pleasant, fragrant feeling to your home.

You only need to drop a few drops of your favorite scented oil (peppermint, lavender, chamomile, etc.) onto a small cotton ball. Then place that cotton ball in the corners of your home, trash cans, or places that mice consider their “invasion route.” Replace the cotton ball with a different oil type after 5-7 days.

3. Notes When Driving Mice Out of the House

Seal off areas like caves, rafters on the roof to block mice’s pathways. Additionally, reinforce mesh screens to block mice at windows and doors so that they cannot enter the house.

If you notice signs of mice digging holes, to prevent them from entering the house, mix a small amount of cement and pour it in; avoid using regular cement.

Mice always like to nest in nooks and crannies, so you need to maintain a clean, organized home to prevent them from having a place to live. At the same time, collect waste areas after each day to maintain cleanliness.

You can raise one white mouse to scare away house mice. However, careful observation is needed.

Driving mice away with these methods is both highly effective and not harmful to the health of everyone, unlike other rodent repellent or killer products. Therefore, if your home is often bothered by mice, use these tips right away.

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