Mouse Deterrent

A mouse deterrent can be all it takes to get rid of your rodent problem.

mouse deterrentBefore trying traps and poison, it’s best to try an easy solution like a rodent repellent first before having to mess with dead rodent bodies and chance poisoning your pets and children.

There are a few different mouse deterrent methods that have proven to be effective.

They have received good reviews at Amazon.com and people have been happy with their results.

Here are some natural mouse deterrent methods that are humane and friendly to the environment.

Peppermint oil has been found to be a powerful natural mouse deterrent.

NOW Foods Peppermint Oil, 16 ounce

Soak cotton balls with the peppermint oil and put in places where rats have been seen. Throw them in corners, under the sink, or in the attic. It doesn’t matter since the oil is not poisonous and only gives off a pleasant scent. Do this once a month.

Another type of natural mouse deterrent is Fresh Cab. Fresh Cab comes in pouches and its main mouse deterrent ingredient is balsam fir needle essential oil. It is 100% natural and can be used around pets and children. Place Fresh Cab pouches in areas where rats have been seen. Each Fresh Cab pouch should last for up to 3 months.

One other effective natural mouse deterrent are Shake Away granules. They use the scent of predator urine to scare them away. Shake Away granules are organic and 100% safe around pets and children and are not poisonous. Sprinkle them in places where rats and mice have been seen.

Shake Away 9001020 20oz Rodent Repellant Granules

Another type of mouse deterrent is the electronic rodent repeller.

They are very easy to use and work well to get rid of rats. Simply plug one into a receptacle.

An electronic rodent repeller can work a couple of different ways.

Pest Offense POBD-I-01 Original Electronic Pest Repeller

Electronic rodent repellers are completely safe and can not be heard by humans, cats, or dogs. They are not recommended if you have pets such as hamsters, gerbils, or other rodents.

There are also other items that can be used as a mouse deterrent.

Moth balls have worked well to drive off rats and mice. They were easy to use and just needed to be thrown in areas where rats had been seen. Recently moth balls have been found to be dangerous because of varying toxicity and can cause cancer.

Toilet cakes have been found to work as a mouse deterrent. They are normally used in men’s urinals and have a strong scent. Break up a toilet cake and combine with some cedar shavings and place in areas where rats and mice frequent. Repeat this once a month. Wear gloves when handling toilet cakes because they can burn the skin.

It’s important to keep in mind what you’re actually getting into when battling rats and mice. If you use a rat killer like traps and poisons, you’re going to have to deal with wounded and dead rats. You need to empty your traps daily to make an impact.

It’s recommended to use a mouse deterrent first to get rid of rats and mice.

Comments on Mouse Deterrent Leave a Comment

July 29, 2011

Jerrie Powell @ 9:07 pm #

Would you check to see if my order is on its way?
Jerrie Powell

I ordered peppermint oil

November 10, 2011

Terri Burton @ 10:57 pm #

Do not waste money on peppermint oil unless you simply like the smell of it. It is NOT an effective repellent. I find that mice will simply move the cotton balls around and even take it for bedding. It is also spendy in pure form.

November 20, 2011

nyc @ 3:58 am #

Also balsam fir oil, a lot cheaper and EPA approved:

http://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Balsam-Fir-1-Ounce/dp/B0014UEG50/

January 16, 2012

maggie grace @ 5:38 pm #

Actually, I’m here looking for mouse deterrants. The drawers of my dresser have mouse droppings, we saw 2 mice and caught 2 in traps… but there are more mouse droppings, and no more mice in the traps, sticky traps havent worked at all, and the little critters are helping themselves to the cheese and peanut butter friend husband is using to bait the traps with. I don’t want to find or smell dead bodies in my house. We have cats but not in this part of the house. Doing lots of cleaning, plan to use oil of peppermint and cloves to see if this “works.” All of the clothing has been removed and cleaned and won’t be put back til we can be sure we don’t have a problem any more. Any other ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.

January 24, 2012

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