Mice Can Be A Problem, Even If You Live In Town

The last couple of years, I've noticed a mouse or 2 in my yard and a few little holes that I think are courtesy of these city mice.


I don't like to kill mice for a couple of reasons.  Let me share.

My dad was a prolific mouse poisoner.  Thing is, sometimes they die where you can't find them and the smell can "gag a maggot off a meat wagon" as my dad would say.

The other reason I don't like killing them is disposing of the bodies.  I really just hate it.

Is There A Way To REALLY Get Rid Of Mice Naturally?

Honestly, I think there is.  I think I found the magic mouse mover outer spray.  The kind that's working for me, I think, is this Harris Rodent Repellent Spray.  I tell ya what, I wouldn't want to live somewhere that smelled like that either.

smells mice hate in a spray

 I Tried Other Things With Modest Success

I did try the pouches that smell like mint and lavender.  While they didn't work in the garage, they did work at specific hole entrances that the mice had dug.  I also bought an electronic unit that is said to emit a noise they hate.  Like I said, it may be working, but I'm not sure.  I'm trying so many things, with the exception of the spray, I don't know which is most effective.

Smells that mice hate are: peppermint oil, lavender, mint, cayenne pepper, pepper, and cloves.

I can't have a cat as I'm allergic, but another DIY natural remedy that I've seen a lot is putting used kitty litter around places you think mice are living.  I can see that working, I just have to wonder how that smells.

What have you done to get rid of mice naturally?  Share your ideas here.

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