Rodents can be a nuisance when they invade your property. They are not only destructive to your valuables, but they are disease carrying pests that can put your health and that of your pets at risk. The most unfortunate thing about rodents such as mice is that they can be very tedious to deal with considering that they move at lightning speed and it can be hard to tell where they have their nests hidden. There are so many methods that can be used to get rid of the pests, including calling in pest control professionals to handle the infestations, but at a personal level, there is still something you can do to keep the mice off your home.

1- Create barriers

Your exterior and interior walls serve as entry points for the mice and this means that if they are not in good shape, you definitely will be dealing with recurring pest infestations. The fecal matter is one of the pointers to the paths the mice are using to get into your home. You might also be able to pick odor. When you take time to have a careful look at your walls, it will not be as hard to point out the areas used by the mice to gain access to your home. What is important to remember when sealing out the holes is that some materials might not offer permanent solution because the mice can chew on them and recreate the holes. You therefore should choose a good sealing material or consider more permanent repairs around your exterior and interior walls.

2-Deter the mice

Availability of food sources around your home is the biggest attraction for the pests. So how about trying as much as possible to clean your home and eliminate all food sources the pests can reach? You can start by ensuring that your food is in airtight containers kept from the reach of the mice. If you have food stored in your home, make sure that it is well sealed to keep the mice out. Refrigerate the necessary and store the rest responsibly. You cannot forget your trash cans because they definitely will attract the mice. Keep them out of your house and ensure that they have lids so that it is harder for the mice to access the trash even when placed outside.

3-Repel the mice

Peppermint is one of the best natural mice repellent you can use. The smell is too intense for the rodents to handle and they will not get anywhere near it. You can put a drop of peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place it near entries. The plant itself can also be used near the entry points to keep the rodents away. It is a repellent that also serves as a masking scent of tasty morsels you might have around the home. Other simple ways of repelling the mice are using kitty litter near the entrances, dried snake poo and using organic solutions mixture. You can also invest in an electronic unit that emits beeps hated by rodents.

Mice can be tricky to handle, but when you carefully think through your options, you will find very effective, natural and effective ways you can keep them off your property and home for that matter.