We all know that rodents are not welcome in the kitchen. They’ll scurry into cabinets, chew through plastic bags of flour and sugar, and leave droppings on your countertops. And they multiply quickly! The more mice you have, the more food they eat—and the more droppings they produce. It can get out of control fast.
If you think about it for a moment, mice are attracted to kitchens because there is so much food around—both spilled on counters and crumbs on floors from people who don’t clean up after themselves. So if you want to keep your home rodent-free (or at least reduce the mouse population), try some of these ideas:
1. 6 Best Way to Get Rid of Mice in Kitchen:
Use Fresh Foods to Repel Mice
That’s right—we said use food as a repellent! There are certain foods that rodents hate, and if you want to keep mice away from your cabinets, simply store these items in places where the mice can’t get to them. Here’s what we suggest:
Mice and rats cannot stand the smell of peppermint (which also helps repel ants), so bowls of peppermint tea bags sprinkled with ground up peppermint candy can keep them out of your cupboards. You can also try hanging dried peppermint around any areas where you find mouse droppings.
Rodents won’t touch anything containing garlic (it’s that smell, remember?), so try lining your cabinets with garlic powder. You can also scatter cloves of whole garlic around.
Mice cannot stand the taste (or smell) of cucumbers, so placing slices of cucumber in places you’ve seen mouse droppings will act as a repellent. If you want to make this repellent more effective by adding an odor they won’t like, sprinkle dried mint over the cucumbers to make them even less appealing to mice!
4) Onions/Garlic Spray:
Another way to keep mice away is to make your own homemade repellent. Just blend two chopped onions, one chopped garlic clove, 1/2 cup water, and 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar together in a blender until smooth. Strain the mixture into a bowl through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer (make sure you squeeze out all the liquid).
Add this onion /garlic spray to cotton balls and place them where you’ve seen mouse droppings. Just be sure to wipe up any excess droppings before spraying!
5) Citrus Scented Items:
You can also try lining cabinets with orange peels or lemon peels to make your kitchen smell unappealing to mice.
6) Get a cat:
Yes, it’s true: Cats love to play with mice and will eat them if given the chance. So by bringing a cat into your house, you’ll not only help keep your home rodent-free through killing, but also by forcing mice out of your kitchen for fear of becoming kitty snacks!
2. Diseases spread by mice:
Mice may not be the cutest creatures, but they also carry a lot of different diseases that can cause serious problems for humans. In general, mice are known carriers of over 35 diseases which can affect people and spread rapidly. These include:
-Salmonellosis (including Typhoid fever)
-Murine Typhus, Rickettsialpox…
3. How to Prevent Mice From Entering Your House:
If you’re looking to keep mice out of your house for good, try following these three tips:
1) Store all food in rodent-proof containers, including pet food. Mice can chew through anything to get to the contents inside—they even chewed through this plastic freezer bag!
2) Keep everything clean. You should vacuum and sweep thoroughly under the stove and behind the refrigerator at least once a week.
3) Stop feeding wild birds. Birds can carry mice into your house on their feathers or feet (which is why you sometimes find mice in places like birdcages). If you aren’t attracting any birds with feeders outside, there won’t be any stray feathers bringing rodents into your home!
You can also use electronic pest repellents to repel mice out of your house. These advanced devices create a sound wave frequency that’s unpleasant for mice, but doesn’t bother humans. They’re perfect because they allow you to get rid of mice without using any harsh chemicals or poisons that could harm pets or small children.
Hope this article help you solve your problem…
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