What to Do When the Mice Come Through (Part 1)

Besides a moment of panic, a normal reaction when a mouse has been spotted inside or around a house is to find a way to get it out… and quickly. After all, mice are not clean animals and their urine, saliva, and feces carry many germs and bacteria that can be harmful to both humans and pets. But what might not be known is that the pesticides, traps, and baits that a homeowner might choose to use are very harmful as well. Many of these mice deterrents are dangerous to humans and their pets if they are not used properly and put in the correct locations within a home.

You may have seen some of these treatments to help prevent mice:

  1. Peppermint Oil
  1. Used Kitty Litter and Snake Feces
  1. Electronic Repellent Devices

There are many other natural remedies that people have tried, including: mothballs, baking soda, onions, Tabasco sauce and soap detergent, Bounce dryer sheets, and bay leaves. Consider the time and effort it may take you to try these home remedies and if it is truly a cost effective way to address the problem. If you need help getting rid of mice in your home or aren’t sure which method(s) to use, don’t hesitate to contact Quest Pest at 860-490-5186 for assistance with all Pest Control issues!