In this post, I’m going to show you how to get rid of mice naturally. You’re not going to believe some of the clever ways I share with you, but they actually work!
How is it mice look so cute in cartoons and at Disneyland, but they are so gross and creepy when they are scurrying across your floor?
Not to mention the disgust at finding mouse droppings in your kitchen near your food! Oh my gosh. I cringe just thinking about it.
If you don’t want to use an old-school mousetrap or a glue trap, this post will help you solve your mouse problem. I do have to tell you though that most (not all) of these natural remedies will kill the mice.
Get Rid of Mice Naturally
If you have a soft heart for these tiny rodents, and I totally get it if you do, I’ll mention whether the mouse will die as a result.
1. Steel wool.
It’s cheap and when you pull it apart and stuff it into any of the tiny places mice are getting in, that will be that.
Mice can’t chew through it, try though they might. It also doesn’t feel good on those little teeth, although a mouse has never actually told me that himself.
2. Powdered chocolate milk mix.
You’re shaking your head and laughing right now, aren’t you? Hear me out!
Add the powder to dry Plaster of Paris, mix it up well, and leave it out someplace you’ve noticed mice or their droppings.
They will eat it up quick because CHOCOLATE, and then the Plaster of Paris will make them thirsty.
As long as you don’t leave water out for them beside their chocolate treat, they’ll head out to look for water elsewhere. The mice will die.
3. Mashed potatoes.
Before you head to the kitchen to whip up some Yukon Golds with a little butter and milk, I’m talking about instant potato flakes!
Sprinkle them wherever you’ve seen a mouse. They’ll eat them, their stomachs will expand and it will kill them. (Please don’t use this method if you have fur babies in the house.)
4. No cat? No problem.
Do you have a friend who has a cat? Ask for some of their used cat litter. I know! What a weird conversation to have!
Think about it. If we’ve learned anything from cartoons, we know mice are afraid of cats. Spread the used litter anywhere outside where you think mice are entering. They’ll stay away.
5. Onions will repel mice.
Put an onion out wherever a mouse has left droppings. According to experts, mice hate the smell.
Remember to change the onion for another one as they decompose. Also, make sure your fur babies can’t get to them.
6. Baking Soda
Cut a hole in a box of baking soda that is large enough for a mouse and place it in suspected areas. This will produce gas inside their stomachs when they eat it and cause them to die.