Mice are a nuisance and can be hard to get rid of and the last thing you want is to have them in your home. In weeks you could be dealing with a community of mice, they eat anything they encounter and will create havoc in your home. Sometimes the best solution is to call in the professional. Wild Wild Pest Control has shared a few tips that can be tried before you call in an exterminator.
- Moth Balls – When added to your attic or basement, they can be an effective way to kill mice. Mothballs give off a toxic gas that is deadly to small pests. You can put them in old socks or tie them up in small towels to keep them from scattering.
- Bags of Dried Beans – If your mouse problem is in the attic, you can put dried beans in a pantyhose and hang them from the beams. You can also put some in a sock and group several together, hang them as well. The dried beans will scare the mice away because they will be unable to navigate around them. This is more of a natural deterrent and an environmentally sound alternative to mouse poison.
- Cucumber Slices – This is another organic alternative to mouse poison since mice don’t like the smell or taste of this vegetable so it can be used to discourage mice from settling in your home. Cut up some cucumbers and spread them around the grounds of your home to keep them away. This is also an effective way to keep them out of your vegetable garden.
- Plug Holes – The best place for mice to live is in your house. They can come through any hole or crack they find so make sure to look around your home