What’s the Cheapest Way to Get Rid of Mice?

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Considering the cost of your current monthly bills — credit card payments, mortgage payments, and insurance payments — you probably don’t have that much extra cash set aside for unexpected expenses, like a mice infestation. If you’re dealing with mice in the attic, behind the walls, or deep inside your lower crawlspace, here are some tips to help you quickly and affordably send these critter crawling.

Use the Sense of Smell

Smells that make your house feel fresh and clean also make a positive impact on your wildlife removal strategy, and here are a few to take advantage of around your home.

  • Peppermint – Douse some cotton balls with the strong scent of peppermint oil and leave them in places where mice most frequent. Every time the smell starts to fade, repeat the process.
  • Eucalyptus – Add a few drops of eucalyptus to an essential oil diffuser to spread this natural pesticide around your home.
  • Cloves – Plant clove seeds in your garden for a chemical-free pest repellant to protect your fruits and vegetables.
  • Cayenne pepper – Sprinkle cayenne pepper in areas where you suspect the infestation or the point of entry into your home. You can also mix the seasoning with water to create a concentrated spray.

Of course, these scents might be a decent short-term solution, but they alone won’t be enough to completely stop mice from making their way towards your property.

Lure Mice Into Traps

If you’re trying to save as much money as possible during the mice removal process, you’ll probably consider setting your own traps. Using DIY trapping, you might catch one or even a handful of the mice inside of your home, but it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to completely eradicate the issue. And if you aren’t trained to handle the traps, you could easily end up hurting yourself while baiting, setting, and relocating them.

Likewise, there are tons of other DIY products that you might find to be a cheaper alternative to mice removal. These items might tackle a part of your problem, but they definitely won’t help you completely solve your critter crisis. And, no matter how many chemicals, toxins, or pollutants you use on mice, you won’t be able to stop them from returning until you invest in comprehensive entry point repair.

Contact Professionals

When a mouse infestation becomes too much to handle, contact Critter Control® of Tampa. We’ll work with your budget to create the most effective mice removal strategy that secures your home and protects it from future infestation. Our licensed wildlife technicians use safe, eco-friendly practices to keep your home clean, clear, and critter-free. Contact us to schedule a free mice inspection.

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