Treating Your Property For Chipmunks
For solutions to help you treat against mice that have entered your home or land, look to these products.
Eco Defense Home Pest Control Spray, USDA Biobased (16 oz)
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If you’re concerned about using chemicals—especially if you have young children—there are a number of all-natural remedies and items in your pantry or laundry room that may be just as effective.
The scent is a natural repellent to mice, yet a pleasing fragrance to humans. Place a dab on cotton balls and set them at suspected entry points and inside cabinets. Mice will beat a path away from the area. Make the deterrent more permanent by planting mint along the exterior of your home.
Want an alternative to peppermint? Mint leaves and mint toothpaste achieve the same effect.
Apple Cider Vinegar And Water
Spray a gentle mist of this mixture outside your home, and you’ll defend against mice, stink bugs, and spiders, too.
Tabasco Sauce And Soap Detergent
Now this is a pungent mix. Blend 2-3 tablespoons of Tabasco sauce and one cup of detergent in four liters of water. Spray the liquid wherever needed.
Similar to peppermint, it’s all about the smell. Mice will run from it. You can either crush whole cloves and place them near where you suspect a mouse’s activity, or wet cotton balls with clove oil and put them in those areas.
How do you frustrate mice? Lock up their food supply. Like we mentioned before, storing your food in airtight, plastic containers takes away a mouse’s favorite food source. This idea works for pet foods, too.
Used kitty litter
This may sound a bit yucky, but the logic is perfect. Since cats are natural predators of mice, the scent of a cat’s urine will make a mouse scurry away.
Once you’ve located entry points, get creative. It’s one thing to plug them, quite another to use an item that actually hurts a mouse’s teeth. Steel wool accomplishes that. Apply a bit of silicone to keep it in place.
Dryer sheets – Set one in your pantry, cabinet space, and other parts of your kitchen. The chemicals in the cloth are offensive to mice.