12 Smart Ways to Keep Mice and Rats Out of Your Home

Utilize the power of predator scents available at pet stores. These can be in the form of urine, feces, or pellets. Place them around your home’s exterior where these rodents may enter.

Strategic Trapping: Set snap traps along walls or entry points. Use irresistible baits like cheese, peanut butter, chocolate, or even nesting materials like feathers and cotton balls.

Peppermint Oil Deterrent: A few drops of peppermint oil on cotton balls can repel mice and rats due to its strong scent. Refresh the oil every few days and keep it out of reach of pets.

Plant Peppermint: Planting peppermint around your home can act as a natural barrier against these rodents.

Utilize Cat Litter: Place used cat litter near potential nesting sites outdoors. The scent of cat urine signals the presence of a predator, deterring rodents.

Seal Entry Points: Close off their access by sealing holes with plaster of Paris, cement, steel wool, or copper mesh.

Ground Clove Repellent: The potent aroma of ground cloves can be an effective repellent. Place it near entry points, refreshing every few days.

Dryer Sheet Barriers:

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