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Simple Solutions for Pesky Pests: Enhance your mouse Knowledge

Updated on August 16, 2009

A single mouse won’t eat you out of house and home. In a typical day, a mouse eats only about 3 grams of food. This add up to less than 2 ½ pounds of food in an entire year. However, mice can ruin a lot of food. That’s because they often nibble at many different foods, leaving them partially eaten.

If you’re having trouble finding out how mice are getting into your house, let the rodents do the work of you. I gathered this six simple solutions on how to get rid this pesky pest. Here’s how:

Scare off critters with cat litter. Trick mice into smelling danger. Gather some used cat litter from your cat’s litter box and put it in several containers around your garage. Mice will smell a cat and run for their lives.

Stop mice with this pleasant aroma. Keep your garage in “mint” condition. Just put peppermint extract on items you want to protect from mice. Mice can’t stand the smell of peppermint and won’t go near those areas.

Banish mice with baking soda. You’ve probably heard of several amazing uses for baking soda. Here’s one more – it deters mice. Simply sprinkle baking soda around the edge of your basement walls, in dresser drawers, or any other area where you spot evidence of a mouse. An added bonus is the easy cleanup. Just vacuum.

Track down mice with talcum powder. Sprinkle some talcum powder along the baseboards. Once the mice scurry through it, their powdery trail will lead you right to the mouse hole.

Mouseproof your house with mothballs. To stop mice from scurrying around your garage or attic, put mothballs along the walls to discourage them. In addition to deterring mice, the mothballs will also keep spiders away.

Sack mice with steel wool. Defend your garage from mice with your own steel curtain- a pad of steel wool. Just shove steel wool pads into any openings you find. Mice try as they might, won’t be able to chew their way into the end zone.


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