If you have a mice problem, then you are probably extremely irritated. After all, mice can be annoying little creatures. If your cat can't seem to catch and get rid of them, here are a few all-natural tricks that you can use:
1. Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil not only smells great, but it can help repel mice. This is a trick that can be used either indoors or outdoors, depending on where your problem is or the severity of the problem. Since it is natural, this is a safe method for you and your family as well as your pets. Grab several cotton balls and apply several drops of peppermint oil to each one. You will place these in the areas where you have seen mice as well as their home, if you can find it. You will want to replace these two or three times a week to keep the smell strong since this is what steers them away.
2. Mint Plants
Mint has been one of the most popular mice deterrents for centuries. It should be planted extremely close to the areas where the mice are gaining entrance to your home. Inside, you can use dried mint leaves in the areas where you suspect mice hide as well as areas, such as in the kitchen, where you would like mice to stay away from. You can also use dried mint leaves to make satchels that can be placed in closets and drawers to help keep your mice problem at bay.
3. Tabasco Sauce
A gallon of water, half a cup of dish soap and one tablespoon of Tabasco sauce can make a spray that you can use around windowsills, the outside of your home any anywhere in between where you have seen or suspect mice to keep them away. To keep the scent strong and maintain its ability to repel mice, you'll need to re-spray every few days and especially after it rains (in the outdoor areas).
4. Peanut Butter
If you haven't had much success with standard mouse traps, consider using a little bit of peanut butter to help lure the mice. The peanut butter is sticky so the mouse is unable to simply swipe its "treat" away like it can do with a slice of cheese before the trap is set off.
When you need a faster solution to your mice problem, contact a professional mice removal company like Environmental Services Pest Control who can come out and take care of the problem for you. You can then use the above home remedies to keep the mice away.