7. Get a Pet
If you have a cat, then your work is half done. Cats or other predatory pets can help chase rodents out of your house. In fact, terrier dog breeds are often trained for pest control.
Pets that spend time outdoors love to hunt for their own food and may track down that mouse you’ve been wanting to get rid of. Even indoor cats and dogs love to catch mice, and they discourage new mice from moving in.
If you do not have a house pet, it may be a good time to get one.
8. Discourage Them with Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus also works as an effective natural mice repellent.
A 2014 study published in the Scientific World Journal found that eucalyptus oil works as an effective repellent against both male and female house rats with daily application of 5% and 10% eucalyptus oil. Further studies may be conducted to prepare slow-release formulations of the oil, so as to increase its persistence for a longer period of time.
- Place some eucalyptus leaves in various areas in your house, especially the areas that mice frequent.
- Another option is to soak cotton balls in pure eucalyptus oil and place them in different corners of the house. Replace them frequently.