Natural Mouse Repellent
Although they might seem cute and small, rodents can cause much damage by chewing into things and getting into food. They contribute to unsanitary conditions and may become carriers of diseases. These diseases may spread through feces, urine, food they have spoiled, and biting. It is important to get rid of these critters if you have them in your home; however, many people are staying away from chemicals, which may cause more harm. There are natural and organic alternatives to get rid of these pests, some you can purchase, and others you can make at home.
Natural mouse repellent sold either online or at brick and mortar stores are free of harmful chemicals and poison that is dangerous to your pets and your family. Some are non-toxic plant based and geared to chase mice away by working on their sense of smell. These products come in pouches; some contain peppermint and spearmint oils, which act as a deterrent. Other mouse repellent products use a compound that contains urine of natural predators such as bobcat and fox, which will trigger a sense of survival instinct in mice, and they will leave the premises. Other products use ingredients such as balsam fir, orange, lavender, lemon, cedar, and Spanish rosemary essential oils.
There are many ways in which people who do not want to use poison or chemical pellets, which can affect their pets, are getting rid of mice. Some use cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil and scatter them in the areas in which mice will hang around. Others take small amounts of used cat litter and put it in a small container, which is then placed in the areas. The idea is that the scent of urine in the litter will alert mice of a possible predator around the area and they will leave. Other more humane homeowners use small humane traps, which will catch the mouse, and then it can be released in the woods or a remote location. Some people swear by bounce fabric softener sheets. Other methods include an electric plug device that sends a sound or vibration that will scare mice and other bugs.
Some natural recipes that act as mouse repellant are easy to make and are cost effective as well. Here are some examples.
Sachets made of whole cloves and mint. The sachets can be made out of cheesecloth. It is important to use a material that lets the smell of the natural ingredients to come out.
Sachets made of bay leaves work for some people.
A combination of sugar, flour, and plaster will entice the mice to eat the mixture, but they will die later when the plaster hardens in the stomach. However, if there are other pets in the house this is not safe for them.
Another recipe is by combining 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of baking soda. The mice will eat the mixture and will blow up or swell causing them to die. The belief is that swelling cuts the airflow into the lungs and they die. However, this mixture should not be left around if you have other pets and children.
These are some mouse repellant ideas that do not use harmful chemicals or toxic products. Some people have tried and like some, others work better than others do according to some forums.