How to Get Rid of Mice in a House, Attic, Apartment, Garage, Etc.

How to Get Rid of Mice in a House, Attic, Apartment, Garage, Etc.


Guaranteed Success! How to get rid of mice. 8 no fail tips to mouse freedom. So, you’ve got a mouse infestation, and you’re
not quite sure of the best way to get rid of mice. Maybe you’ve got mouse feces or urine in your
food pantry. Maybe mice are eating holes in your upholstery, boxes, clothes and such. Or, maybe you’re just concerned about the
diseases they carry and the safety of your kids and pets. Whatever the concern, you want an effective
option that will effectively rid you of these little buggers. And, you want something that won’t potentially
harm your kids or your pets. For some of you watching, getting rid of mice
naturally and humanely is also an important consideration. You don’t hate the mice. You just don’t want
them in your home. If any of those descriptions fit you, keep
watching because this is going to be a “no fluff” video to point out some of your absolute
best ways to get rid of mice simply, quickly and inexpensively. Stay tuned … Alright. So, you’ve decided to keep watching,
so clearly you’re looking for ways to get rid of mice and you’re hoping that I’ve got
answers for you. Luckily, I do. Of course, there are a thousand different
suggestions out there for getting rid of mice, but only a small handful are going to be effective
for the vast majority of people. So, I’m not going to give you dozens of ways
to get rid of mice in your apartment, house, attic or garage. Instead, I’m going to give you about 8 really
good tips that should do the trick. Four of these tips have nothing to do with
killing mice, but are moreso mouse repellent type tips. The other four deal more exclusively with
actually killing the mice via various means, but none of them via chemical. So, let’s get started. Well, almost. First, I wanted to tell you about a special
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prize. Ok, NOW, let’s get started. We’ll start will the “mice repellant” options
first, since, if you can keep the mice from bothering you in the first place, there’s
no need to kill them. Of course, there are those who see mice as
nothing more than a nuisance and are happy to kill them. I have no judgment on that issue, since I
see that there are merits to both sides of that argument. So, I’ll simply provide you with options on
both sides, and you can choose that work for you. Our first “repellent” type option is peppermint
essential oil. This is one that has worked very effectively
for me. We use it to winterize our camper in the fall. Cut a kitchen sponge into about 8 pieces,
get them damp and then add a few drops of peppermint oil to each piece of sponge. Then, place those pieces in strategic places
around the house, garage, etc. We’ve done this for two winters now with excellent
results (no mouse droppings or damage upon opening the camper the next spring). Next up is one that might be rather obvious,
but, in our haste to find a simple solution, it’s often overlooked, even though it might
be the most valuable option we’ve got. The best repellent to mice is simply to seal
off all possible entry points. Of course, this is easier said than done in
some instances. But, if we’re talking about a shed, camper,
garage or similar area that we’re trying to “mouse proof”, you might want to look at this
option first. Of course, it doesn’t hurt for the house as
well, it’s just not as easy. Mice can fit through holes that you’d never
think they could, so be sure not to overlook anything. Any hole you can find should be filled with
anything that would be tough for mice to chew through. Obviously, you’ll know if you’ve sealed it
off once signs of the mice are no longer present. That is, assuming, of course, that you’ve
gotten rid of the mice that had already gotten in). This next one might also seem like an obvious
one, and isn’t necessarily going to solve your entire problem, but it is worth paying
attention to. Simply keeping things clean and not leaving
anything out to attract mice in the first place really can help. Again, it’s not a complete solution. But, if you’ve got mice already, you don’t
want to give them any additional reasons to show up in areas where you’ll be coming into
contact with them or whatever they leave behind. So, keep all food picked up, counters clean,
floors swept, etc. Now, there are a few other repellent options
that are often recommended by others, but I’m not going to recommend them. I’ll mention them, but, as a result of their
hit and miss success and/or the difficulty of implementation, I’d say they are not likely
options that you should spend alot of time or money on. First is an ultrasonic mouse repellent. There are many of them out there that are
supposed to emit sound that you can’t here but mice will and won’t like. Unfortunately, the reviews typically aren’t
great, so I wouldn’t count on them being all that effective. So, save your money. Another option that is sometimes recommended
and MIGHT actually be effective is to leave snake or cat feces in those areas where you
have a mouse problem. Since these are natural predators of mice,
this would likely deter the mice from entering those areas. However, I’m not sure how easy it’s going
to be to procure snake poop. And, if you’ve got cat poop around, that means
you’ve probably got a cat. So, unless you’re feeding your cat so much
that it’s not hungry enough to chase your mice, you probably wouldn’t have a mouse problem
to worry about in the first place. And, let’s face it, placing “predator poop”
around your house to get rid of mice that leave behind mouse poop, doesn’t sound like
much of a solution. So, you won’t find me recommending this one
either. Last on my list of repellents is one that
I don’t personally know much about, but I’ve read good things about. It’s called “Fresh Cab”, and it might be an
option for you to consider. It’s an all natural repellent type product
that works similar to peppermint oil. I can’t speak to it’s effectiveness, & it’s
pretty pricey (so, try peppermint oil first), but, if the peppermint oil doesn’t work and
you don’t like the idea of trapping or killing the mice, this might be something to consider. OK. So we’ve got the “mice repellent options”
out of the way, and, of those, I’d say the peppermint oil and/or the Fresh Cab product
are likely your simplest and most effective options. So, let’s move on to trapping the mice, which,
quite frankly, is probably the best way to get rid of mice (as long as you buy the right
trap). Within the “trapping” category, we’ve really
got two basic types. You’ve got “kill” traps and “catch” traps. Obviously, which you choose depends alot on
personal preference, but there are a few things to consider. First, consider that with all traps, there
is the matter of disposal or release. If your trap kills the mouse, then you’ve
got to get the dead mouse out of the trap, dispose of it & reset the trap. In addition, some traps are more likely than
others to injure and trap but not kill the mouse as intended. Obviously, this isn’t very humane and makes
the job of disposal just that much more difficult and, for some, emotionally uncomfortable. It’s impossible to avoid this situation entirely.
It’s going to happen. But, if you’re purchasing a “kill” trap, at
least make sure that you get one that will put you in this position as infrequently as
possible. Of course, going with a “live catch” trap
isn’t all sunshine and roses either. Obviously, if you’re one who doesn’t want
to kill the mice, this is likely going to be your best option. But, understand that you’re really going to
want to release them a mile or more from your home to make sure they won’t be bothering
you anymore. And, this might simply make them someone else’s
problem, depending upon where you choose to release. In addition, some traps are more difficult
than others when it comes to releasing the mice. Since mice often carry disease, you don’t
really want there to be any chance of you coming into contact with the mice during the
release process. Pay attention to this when purchasing a “live
catch” type trap. Moreover, some “live catch” type traps are
more likely than others to injure a mouse in the process, which puts you right back
in that uncomfortable position of having to deal with the half dead mouse. So, again, stick with a trap that will put
you in that won’t put you in that position any more often than necessary. A couple of other points to consider. Some
“live catch” type traps will only catch one or two mice at a time. Depending upon how bad your problem is, this
might be fine or it might end up being an issue. Just know that there are options out there
that will trap up to half a dozen mice at a time for not all that much more money. And, if you go with a “kill” trap, know that
in most cases it’s only going to kill one mouse at a time without having to be emptied
and reset. So, if you’ve got alot of mice, consider purchasing
numerous traps and setting them all at once to catch as many as possible in the shortest
period of time. Also, no matter what type of trap you choose,
be sure to wear gloves when handling it at all times. Mice have a very keen sense of smell, so,
if your human scent is on the trap, you’ll make it less effective than it could be, which
defeats the purpose. Or, if you don’t want to use traps, consider
natural predators. Seriously, if you don’t already own a cat,
it wouldn’t hurt to consider one. As long as you’re not overfeeding them, most
cats will prove to be excellent mousers with the side benefit of also being a great companion. Another natural predator of mice is an owl
of just about any type. Of course, I’m not suggesting that you go
out and buy a pet owl, but it is not too difficult to encourage owls to take up residence outside
your home (if you don’t live in the city), and they’ll do a good job of keeping rodents
to a minimum in your area. A family of owls can eat 8-10 rodents each
and every night. That’s a few thousand rodents each and every
year, in addition to all the large insects that they will eat. Besides, how cool would it be to have a family
of owls living in your yard? So, that about ties things up for the video
portion of this “how do I get rid of mice” tutorial. Of course, any single tip from this video
MAY not be a guaranteed “get rid of all your mice” success. But, implementing multiple of these tips simultaneously
is very likely to get your mouse problem under control. And, if you head over to my website (the link
is below the video), you’ll find a number of other tips, explanations and resources
to help you properly implement the suggestions from this video for maximum success. But, remember, before you go, don’t forget
to “like” the video and leave your comment so that you can get yourself entered into
the drawing for the free “Mice Be Gone” kit I’m giving away. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel
for more “how to” videos. I actually DO know how to do alot more than
just get rid of mice.

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