Asked on Oct 10, 2017

Time of year for field mice . Any suggestions that really work?

Donna L. WoolmanJanet PizaroJean~ wvpoemlady


6 answers
  • Linda Miller
    on Oct 10, 2017

    A cat in the house and you'll never have a mouse.
  • Plug up every entry point possible. Get a free inspection from a reputable pest control company. They will provide suggestions as to what to do. I had the same problem. A few cans of expanding foam did the trick.
  • 27524803
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Cats are the best organic pest control l know of... but if you can't have or don't want a cat... the best thing to do is keep them out...
    There a special expanding foams that go in cracks and openings in foundations or in the spaces around pipes and wires...that will help keep them out of your house...
    I have heard that steel wool stuffed in these places works too.
    There are traps that can be placed behind refrigerators, freezers, etc. to trap and kill them... and finally if you get more than 1 or 2 call a pest control company such as Orkin
  • Jean~ wvpoemlady
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Every year(we live in the country), we buy those cans of expanding and Non-expanding foam. Then we check every pipe or line in or out of the house and spray it full. Steel wool doesn't work! They push it right out. I bought some of those plastic rectangles with poison blocks inside (so pets can't get to it) but they didn't do a thing .... Good luck and God bless~
  • Donna L. Woolman
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Yup. Real essential oils.
    Cedar wood, Balsam Fir Needle, Sage, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemon and Lavender. You don't need all of them. This is a list of rodent repellents. You can buy repellents with these or some of these ingredients, but you can make your own and have the oils for many projects to come. Tightly covered, they last for years.

    Simply tear old flannel or any material into squares. Fill them with shredded newspaper or pet bedding and pour a combination of the above oils. As long as the combo has Peppermint, Cedar wood or Balsam fir Needle and lemon, you're good to go. Pull ends together and tie with a string or rubber band. Drop these in outside storage chests, at your entry doors or wherever you need them. Good for 6 months to a year. You can refresh by putting a drop on the bags every so often. THIS WORKS!

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