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Comments - How to Get Rid of Mice

Anonymous on Aug 24, 2014:

I put a plate of borax under the sink in our winter cabin.. When we went back in the spring it was the first time in 15 years there were no droppings. 

Anonymous on Aug 23, 2014:


Mamie Jenny on Aug 23, 2014:

I buy the peppermint oil at Wellington fragrance. You are not treating them for a disease, so what you need is the fragrance, it is a lot cheaper.

Mamie Jenny on Aug 23, 2014:

I have 2 hens and now I got rats..try to feed them a mixture of flour+ baking soda+ sugar with no results. Glue-traps, they walk out with them, poison while we were gone [with the cats with us]...There is even a visiting tom cat, but they are still here. Do I have to burn down the whole place?

Anonymous on Aug 22, 2014:

Were you get peppermint oil

Sharon Wagner on Aug 22, 2014:

We used dry instant potato flakes with a bowl of water outside. Mice eat the flakes, go out for a drink then instant potatoes do what instant potatoes do. This is safe if you have cats that will now have meat and potatoes and you will have a mouse free area.

donna on Aug 22, 2014:

my cat kills the mice..but the problem with that is she eats the head and leaves the bloody butt...sso I tried the peppermint oil on the cotton balls and so far havent had another mouse around. Besides, my cat is fat enough

Terri on Jul 19, 2014:

After almost 3 weeks in my car, I caught the little critter. (Catch and release trap surrounded by glue traps). He is now happily seeking a new home in a huge field with abandoned barn closeby. Just a little vegetable oil released the sticky.

Mouse killer on Jul 19, 2014:

HELP we have chickens and now have a big mouse problem.HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM!!!

Mouse killer on Jul 19, 2014:

Help!we have chickens and now have a big mouse problem I tryed to catch one today but did not get it,we have a lot more!HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM!!!!!

Amy May on Jul 14, 2014:

Glue traps are a quick death when brain them with a hammer.

Susan on Jul 11, 2014:

I have 2 Yorkies.. last mouse in my house left pretty farn quick! If a Yorkie gets ahold of one they'll shake it to death and then disembowel them! They were bred to kill rodents!

Terri on Jul 10, 2014:

The reason I tried the sticky traps was because they can be released by pouring oil on thee trap. I just got a catch and release trap that I will try. I keep telling this little critter he picked the right car. I don't want to kill him just relocate to a VERY remote location.

Anonymous on Jul 09, 2014:

Sticky traps are cruel, as one or two of you mention you use,... How would you feel if you were stuck and couldn't move... Also, think about what you would do if you find the mouse alive and stuck on the trap, would you just let it die, or would you try to pull it off the trap, potentially ripping off its legs to put it back in the wild? Personally I'll try the peppermint oil, and probably keep using the snap traps - it's a quick death, unlike glue traps. Also, poison could hurt other creatures like cats, owls, dogs, etc if they eat the poisoned mice.

Anonymous on Jul 09, 2014:

Put out bay leaves in and around all the nooks and crannies they frequent.  Similar principle as the peppermint oil, strong smell deters them.

Anonymous on Jul 07, 2014:

I was in the hospital when the mice invaded. I had to put all my food in the fridge, except canned goods they got in my bedrooms and everywhere. I had to throw away all the bedding and a lot of other things. They are horrible creatures. Living in the country doesn't help either. I have had to put poison under my home which I hate but no animals can get in, but I worry about other animals if they get a hold of the poisoned mice. What other natural things can I do?

Julie on Jul 07, 2014:

I have found that the black sticky traps don't work,they walk right off. If you can find the white ones they work.

Tentoumushi on Jul 07, 2014:

I use the TomTom brand traps, look like big black clips. I put peanut butter on them and they are reallllly easy to set, just push down. Then I put them where I have seen an actual mouse or sign that one had traveled that way and it doesn't take long .... SNAP! Gocha! Take it out the door and drop it's dead ass in the flower bed, free fertilizer! I have been putting peppermint oil on gauze pads and placing them on the ends of my kitchen counters. If they have been moved I know 1. Need more oil & 2. a mouse is in the area and traps replace the gauze until it's caught. I tried bait but finding the stinky dead mouse got to be a pain, especially when they die under your appliances or in the walls. I live way out in the country, surrounded by field after field of crops. When they start the harvest, here come the mice, cold weather, mice, planting, mice. We had cats in the barn but the coyotes got them. Now if only the coyotes would catch all the mice I would be tickled to death!

Anonymous on Jul 07, 2014:

Have you seen the mouse or you just think you have one from the damage you find ? I went to a farm store, got the kind that takes batteries and put a small piece of cheese in the trap , dead mouse.

Anonymous on Jul 07, 2014:

I have tried the plug ins and they do not work. I have tried traps, all kinds. I have tried poison, steel wool, oil, peanut butter, basically all the ways that these people have done and none have worked. I had a cat and he never caught a mouse, just walked past it like it wasnt there. I think mice are immune to anything that I try or they are the smartest animal I have come across. 

Terri on Jul 06, 2014:

Help! I have had one in my car for a little over a week. I haven't seen it yet, only the dropping in the morning. I tried the sticky traps but I don't know if it is too little that it doesn't stick or just smart enough to not go on them. I've been driving at night with my lights on inside so it hopefully won't come out. I even had our pest control guy try to help me but he couldn't find it.

GemOfAfrica on Jul 04, 2014:

I have got just 1 mouse in my house, it doesn't like chocolate or peanut butter or biscuits or anything ... How can I get rid of it pls, its driving me nuts

MichelleATX on Jul 04, 2014:

The bigger problem with poison, imo, is that if it kills the rodents and another animal--such as a hawk or owl--eats the poisoned rodent, you've now poisoned the predator, too. I've got 3 cats and have never had a mouse or rat problem. I'd prefer to keep them around than poison.

Hertha on Jun 30, 2014:

I have one heck of a mouser cat, he puts a new headless  mouse in his food bowl every day! Try using peppermint essential oil in a wallflower that you can buy from bath and body works, if you just use a cotton balls they dry out too quick.

Anonymous on Jun 30, 2014:

Use a glue trap. To get them off easily put a little cooking oil on the trap when releasing them. They will slide right off with a little help from a spoon and run off into the sunset.

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