Mice problems

Mice problems

Todd EllisonSep 19, '21

Many people have mouse-in-the-house challenges.  For those who live in the country, it seems to be par for the course.  A friend shared tips compiled from others’ suggestions for getting mice out of a house.

  1. Fill every hole you can find--with steel wool if necessary.
  2. Use peppermint essential oils and/or peppermint packs; mice don't like the smell of peppermint.
  3. Bait your mouse traps with a nice generous dollop of peanut butter for three nights in a row but don't set them.  Just let the mice find the traps and enjoy their feast.  For the fourth night, bait them with a tiny smear of peanut butter and set them.
  4. Let someone’s cat (or terrier) into your house’s crawl space under the house for a while.

After these actions, this friend went for months without any sign of mice inside.

As with health challenges in our personal health, house-mouse-expulsion requires the use of a multi-pronged attack, sustained attack, keeping it up for a while after the symptoms disappear, and being quick to renew the attack when the symptoms re-appear.

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