3 Effective Ways To Naturally Keep Mice Out Of Your Home

Posted on: 4 January 2019

Treating your home with chemicals to get rid of a mice problem can be dangerous in a variety of ways. The poison you use might kill your plants and gardens, and it may affect the health of your family members as time goes on. Luckily, you can get rid of mice naturally. Here are a few options to consider:

Offer Up Some Instant Mashed Potatoes

While leaving food out for the mice might seem counterproductive when you're trying to keep them out of your home, there is one food you can offer them that will kill them off so they can't keep reproducing. When mice eat instant mashed potato flakes, they don't realize that the flakes will expand once inside their stomachs – so they will likely eat until they're stuffed.

But once those flakes start to expand in a full stomach, there wont be anywhere for them to go. So the end result is a ruptured stomach which is something the mice can't survive through. When all is said and done, you can expect that any mice that help themselves to the potato flakes you leave out won't be coming back for more later on.

Do a Nightly Kitchen Inspection

You probably already make sure that no food crumbs are left on the counter at night to help make sure that mice won't be tempted to raid your kitchen while you sleep. But if you're not completing a nightly kitchen inspection, you may unknowingly leave food offerings for the mice that will continue luring them into your kitchen no matter how clean you keep it.

So take the time to inspect your cupboards and drawers each evening to make sure that things like peanut butter jars and flour tubs are properly sealed. Bread should be stored in a sealable container of some kind. And fruits and vegetables should be kept in the fridge or a sealed pantry if possible.

Have Your House Sealed

One of the most important things you can do to naturally keep mice out of your home is have it professionally sealed. Instead of treating your home with toxic chemicals, your pest control specialist can make sure that the vulnerable areas of your home are properly sealed so that mice can't get inside no matter how hard they try. Mice can get through very small openings that can be hard to spot with the naked eye, but you can count on a professional to have the tools and experience necessary to identify the areas within your home that are vulnerable to mice. Your service provider will inspect areas of your home such as:

  • The Fireplace

  • Vents

  • Interior Closets

  • Doors and Windows

  • Exposed Pipes

  • The Basement

  • Crawl Spaces

If any openings are found no matter the size, your service provider will use spray foam insulation or another effective material to properly seal your home to prevent mice. While you still may have to take measures to keep mice from messing with your gardens, you shouldn't have to worry about fighting them off from inside your home any longer.

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