Pitter-patter of little feet, and droppings here and there in your house indicate that some intruders have made a way inside your home, and they need an immediate attention! Yes, I’m talking about mice. Evacuating your home from mice is really a difficult task. You can resort to mice poison, available in the market, to get rid of these pesky rodents. But, at the same time, you can’t overrule the possibility of- your kids and pets getting affected by these toxic chemicals.
Below are some eco-friendly home remedies to repel the mice.
1. Peanut Butter
Utilize peanut butter as a bait to trap the mice. Mice will not be able to swipe, once get stuck to sticky peanut butter.
2. Baby Powder
To determine the direction of origination point of mice, scatter baby powder on the floor where mice frequently visit.
The offensive odour of onion is helpful in driving the mice away of your home.
Put mothballs in your drawers, kitchen cabinets, and other storage areas, to deter the mice.
5. Bay Leaves
Bay leaves are natural mice-deterrent. Simply sprinkle the bay leaves in your kitchen cabinets, and around your house, to keep away mice.
Put mint leaves in the mice-infested regions of your house. You can also grow mint plants in the foundation of your home. This is the best remedy for repelling the mice.
Place ammonia-filled bowl at the places that are frequently visited by the mice. The smell of ammonia will repel the mice.
8. Peppermint Oil
Mice can’t tolerate the odour of peppermint. Soak some cotton pads in peppermint oil. Put them in the entryways and other problematic areas of your house. This remedy will keep the mice at bay.
9. Baking Soda
Mix the equal quantities of baking soda, sugar, and flour. Put this mixture under the sink, in your kitchen cabinets or the holes of mice. It will kill them as they consume this mixture. You can also simply scatter some baking soda in the places where the mice live.
10. Dry Cement
Take a small amount of dry cement in a bowl. Add 1 tbsp of cocoa powder and salt, along with 1 cup of flour in it. Combine it well. Put this mixture at the place where you notice the mouse droppings. Also, put a water bowl nearby. Consumption of this mixture will make the mice thirsty. When they drink water, the mixture will dry in their body and kill them.
11. Mashed Potatoes
Put potatoes in mice-infested regions. Place a water bowl near it. It will work similarly to the dry cement. When the rodents eat the potatoes, they will feel thirsty. As they drink water, they will get died.
12. Steel Wool
Block crevice, cracks, pipe holes, and other openings, with the help of some steel wool. It will prevent the mice from entering to your home.
13. Plaster of Paris
Mix ground oatmeal with dry Plaster of Paris. Put this mixture in mice accessible areas. Mice will feel thirsty on consuming this mixture and die in the absence of water.
14. Tabasco Sauce
Mix ¼ cup of soap detergent and one tablespoon of Tabasco sauce, in 1 gallon of water. Pour this solution in a spray bottle. Sprinkle in the areas having mice. It works as a good mice-repellent.