Kill The Mice, Don’t Hurt Your Home Or Your Health.
You can kill a fly with a hammer. You’re going to dent the table, splatter the fly all over the hammer, and have a tiny mess to deal with. But this will work. Something else that will totally get rid of an infestation would be, say, a high-intensity explosion. You can get rid of all the pests in a property instantaneously with an explosion! But of course, you lose the house, too.
Well, poison and fumigation aren’t quite so bad as an explosion, are they? No, but you could accidentally make children or pets sick. Additionally, many chemicals used to kill pests are additionally toxic to humans. This is especially true with mice. Lab rats are used in scientific experimentation owing to how near they are to humans in certain aspects of biology.
No, the best way to rid your home of rodents is through natural methods that don’t incidentally impact your premises in a way that has long-term negative effects. Following, we’ll briefly explore five methods of this variety.
1. Block Up Mouse Holes With Steel Wool; Seal All Other Entries
If you’ve got holes in the wall, places in the foundation where rodents can get in, drafty spots in the attic, open windows, or holes in the screen door, you’re leaving the property wide open for mice. If you’ve got food in the house, they’ll sense it regardless of any openings. Without openings, they’ll likely give up. But if there’s one they can find, in they come.
If you already have mice, go about the premises closing up all potential entryways for the little vermin. Stop up holes you know of with steel wool. Mice do not like steel wool just as humans dislike nails on a chalkboard. Certainly, steel wool is manufactured unnaturally, but you don’t have to use any chemicals, and you can just stuff it in a hole—it’s pretty “green” that way.
2. If You’re Not Allergic, Think About Getting A Cat
Cats like mice. As a delicious donut is to a human, a mouse is to a cat. Well; maybe the comparison isn’t quite so stark, but historically, cats are the natural predator of mice. When you’ve got one on the premises, mice will generally find new foraging grounds. The wilder the cat, the more effective it will be at being a mouser; there’s definitely a balance here.
3. Consult Professionals – UV Tracking And Removal
As science discovers more about the animal kingdom, new natural methods of vermin reduction develop. As an example, you can find some extensive information from natural online pest control professionals. For example, Organic Lesson wrote about how to get rid of mice.
One modern mouse-reduction strategy involves blunt-force hunting. You use UV lights to find where the rodents leave a urine trail (they’re always “dripping”, as it were when running around). The trail leads to the nest, you find the nest, catch the mice, and let them go in the forest somewhere.
4. Peppermint Oil, Cayenne Pepper, Cloves, Black Pepper
Imagine a peppermint literally bigger than your head, and its odor being blown into your face. You may like it, but that’s a little much! Well, peppermint oil, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and cloves all have scents mice can’t abide. Put these substances at known entryways, and around foods, you don’t want them to get into to drive them off.
5. Institute A Deep Clean Of Premises And Hide All Foods
If you don’t have any food, crumbs, or other items mice like, they won’t bother you. Put foods in tupperware containers that don’t let the odor out. Clean up crumbs carefully. Be fastidious, and mice will leave you alone because they don’t get anything from your property.
Evicting Mice From Your Home Without Poison Or Cruelty
You don’t have to fumigate the house, put down rat poison, or smash rodents with mousetraps. Clean up your house, use deferring odors, get a cat, consult professionals, and block up mouse holes and other entryways. Tips like these will help you naturally get rid of unwanted vermin.