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    Cheap and Easy Ways to Repel Mice Naturally

    How to Make Mice Leave Your Property on Their Own 4 Feet

    For a tiny critter weighing less than an ounce, just one mouse can certainly cause more than its weight in problems. If you're trying to get rid of mice, you've probably already noticed that many common ways to get rid of mice bring their own problems. Poison is dangerous to have around children and pets and traps mean having to touch a possibly disease-infected mouse in order to get rid of it. Even live traps create the risk of injury or disease. Ultimately, the easiest way to avoid problems with mice is to force them to leave on their own four feet. There are a number of ways to go about this.

    Make you home less mouse-friendly
    One of the easiest ways to get rid of mice is to get rid their reasons for coming. It's not just dirty, cluttered houses that attract mice; they only need a little bit of food and nesting material to make themselves at home. To discourage mice, remove all their food sources by storing grains, pet food, and other dry goods in metal containers. Make sure mice won't find nesting material by storing all soft, fluffy material like fabric, rugs and blankets in heavy plastic or metal boxes. Mice will even chew up cardboard, paper and lightweight plastics to make nests, though, so be sure you don't leave any lying around.

    Herbal mouse repellents
    Mice are said to hate the smell and taste of cayenne pepper, peppermint and cloves. Lightly soak some cotton balls in oils from one or more of these foods and leave the cotton balls in places where you've had problems with mice. Another option is to make cheesecloth sachets from dry cayenne, mint, and whole cloves and leave them in places where mice are, such as under beds and corners.

    Ammonia
    Ammonia is thought to get rid of mice because it smells like the urine of a possible predators. Fill caps from plastic bottles with ammonia and leave them out anywhere mice might be tempted to enter, such the pantry or under the sink.

  • #2
    Good info, thx.
    "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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    • #3
      When I see mice I make a old concoction told to me in Tennessee. You take a aluminum pie pan or other container like it. Mix 1/2 portland cement with 1/2 wheat flour, do not add anything just mix the two powders together. Pour in the pan and set somewhere it won't get wet. I set it under the house or something. The mice eat it and the cement sets up inside them and they die. The good thing about this is if a dog or cat find them and eat them. They aren't full of poison and hurt them. They just "eat around the cement" as the lady that told me about it, put it.

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      • #4
        Filling gaps

        My dad uses steel wool. He stuffs it into gaps that he doesn't want permenantly sealed like holes waterpipes pass through, seasonal openings, or anywhere caulk or screening would be less desirable. Mice won't chew through it.

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        • #5
          [Cheap and Easy Ways to Repel Mice Naturally]

          Cats!
          Things are seldom what they seem.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Oscar Wilde View Post
            [Cheap and Easy Ways to Repel Mice Naturally]

            Cats!
            LOL I was thinking of that!
            MOUSERS!




            This is my mouser! He eats half of them and leaves the rest for me. yuck
            Last edited by unswydd; 06-10-2009, 10:41 PM.
            Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
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            • #7
              Lostinoz,

              I appreciate the information, but I have to go with Oscar Wilde and Shadowwalker on this one.

              Never have any mercy on vermin! According to an article from John Silviera in Backwoods Home Magazine, the diseases these beasties carry have killed more humans than all of man's wars combined!

              As for disposal of dead rats, it's no problem that a broom, dustpan, and bonfire cannot solve, followed by some common-sense hygiene and disinfecting of surfaces.
              "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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              • #8
                [ the diseases these beasties carry have killed more humans than all of man's wars]

                Where do you suppose they contracted the diseases from?
                O.W.
                Things are seldom what they seem.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Oscar Wilde View Post
                  [ the diseases these beasties carry have killed more humans than all of man's wars]

                  Where do you suppose they contracted the diseases from?
                  O.W.
                  Now that's a scarey thought! I get visuals pretty easy and that one wasn't very nice at all. YIKES!!!! :eek:
                  Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
                  {{unswydd-Of One Purpose}}

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                  • #10
                    Out here they can carry the Hantavirus. It is deadly.
                    I don't feel sorry for mice. They destroy food,clothing,walls. Leave feces and unrinate on things. Now I won't go out of my way to kill them outside, that is their home and I am the tresspasser. Now I take that back, I have had them chew the heck out of my stuff in the mountains while I have been on long hunting trips. I do declare war up there.
                    I remember growing up in a house in the San Luis Valley in Colorado. He would sit on the couch and shoot them with a BB gun while we watched TV as they crawled along the floor by the walls. They were that bad.
                    He would quietly call out "Hep,hep,hep" as he beaded down on them. We would put our hands over our face and slightly spread a few fingers apart to see out and watch him shoot them. This was to maybe not get a BB in the eye! Ha,ha,ha. Back then it was O.K. for your dad to hit you with a stray bb.
                    And for the neighbor man to spank us when he caught us stealing out of his garden, before he drove us home for that second spanking......
                    Last edited by shadowwalker; 06-12-2009, 08:49 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Oh, I hope you guys don't think I am a bleeding heart for mice. :eek: I can't stand the little creatures. I just like to have back ups for the back ups in place. I use every trap available to get rid of the little rodents. I actually don't like poison as much because they get into my walls and stink, but I WILL use it. :D Nope, me and mice do not get along.

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                      • #12
                        Oscar Wilde,

                        You wrote:

                        Where do you suppose they contracted the diseases from?
                        The Bubonic Plague in Mideaval Europe was spread by mosquitoes which bit the rats. The rats, in turn, were attracted to the garbage which people threw out of their windows onto city streets. When people came into contact with the rats in the garbage, the Bubonic Plague spread to humans, along with other rat-borne pathogens.

                        (Incidentally, as a sidebar, those big-rimmed hats you see princes and nobility and Three Musketeer types wear were meant to protect the head from falling trash.)

                        Of course, the Church didn't help matters at all when it declared that cats were the familiar spirits of witches and that cats must be burned at the stake with with the witches. Nor did the Church help matters at all by telling people that the world was a "veil of tears" and that people shouldn't try to improve their life on Earth. Like the bumper sticker observed, the time when the Church ruled men's lives was called The Dark Ages.
                        "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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                        • #13
                          It is interesting to read that some thought fire prevented the plague. A French king spent most of his time in a "ring of fire" kept burning by his minions. NOW, of course, we know it kept the rats/fleas out, so WAS a sort of prevention.
                          "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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                          • #14
                            [It is interesting to read that some thought fire prevented the plague.]

                            Nothing cleans like a nice HOT fire....

                            [A French king spent most of his time in a "ring of fire" kept burning by his minions.]

                            We need to protect our senators, congressmen, and other/ all elected officials in a similar fashion....once they're cozy, safe and secure.....tighten that ring;)
                            O.W.
                            Things are seldom what they seem.

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                            • #15
                              Lostinoz,

                              You wrote:

                              Oh, I hope you guys don't think I am a bleeding heart for mice. I can't stand the little creatures. I just like to have back ups for the back ups in place. I use every trap available to get rid of the little rodents. I actually don't like poison as much because they get into my walls and stink, but I WILL use it. Nope, me and mice do not get along.
                              Greetings again. Fret not, I wasn't accusing you of having a soft spot for mice, but the people who make these non-leathal traps obviously do, and I can't emphasize enough just how wrong-headed that is.

                              By the bye, I must give credit where credit is due: Perhaps the only thing Obama has done right in his Administration is to kill a fly, another disease-carrying, useless vermin. Savor the flavor, folks, because it looks like the only that will be right about this entire Administration:

                              Obama Kills Fly During Interview
                              [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzgOS8dbF64[/ame]

                              :D :D :D :D :D

                              (All of this, of course, assumes that there really was a fly to be killed.)
                              "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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