How to Get Rid of Mice Naturally

Looking to rid your home, barn, farm equipment and other areas of mice and wondering what's the best way to get rid of rodents? There are plenty of products and traps available to do the job, but not all of them are safe. 

In this article, we'll take a deeper look into the following different options for how to get rid of mice:

  1. 1) Peppermint Oil
  2. 2) Mothballs
  3. 3) Keeping your home clean, sealing off cracks, and storing food away
  4. 4) Fresh Cab Rodent Repellent

Getting rid of mice naturally from your home is the most clean and safe way to fix the problem that won't hurt humans or animals. Some of the above listed options have their advantages and disadvantages which we will explore below. 



1) Peppermint Oil to Get Rid of Mice

Peppermint oil can work for ridding an area of mice. You can use this indoors or outdoors. It is a natural product that is safe for humans and animals. Make sure that the peppermint oil you use is labeled as 100% pure. Simply put a few drops of the oil on some cotton balls. Leave the cotton balls in the areas where you know the mice are living.Peppermint oil will dissipate quickly on the cotton balls, so you will need to replace them up to a couple times a week.

The problem with this method

  • As with any home remedy for getting rid of mice, the instructions for using peppermint oil are vague.
  • There is no formula for figuring out how much peppermint oil to use for an area.
  • You don't know how often the peppermint oil needs to be changed.
  • Peppermint oil can be messy if spilled.
  • You will need to keep children and pets away from the peppermint oil to avoid any harmful effects.
  • Peppermint oil loses its fragrence when exposed to cold temperatures.
  • Although some people have reported that peppermint oil helped get rid of their mice, the results are inconclusive.

2) Mothballs to Get Rid of Mice

Mothballs will also get rid of mice about 65% of the time. Take the mothballs directly from the box and place them in the areas inhabited by mice.

Mothballs contain harmful chemicals and should not be used in non-ventilated areas or around kids and pets. This method can be extremely dangerous to not only humans, but pets as well. If a child or pet eats a mothball, they can become very sick, and the effects can be potentially life-threatening.

The problem with this method

Although mothballs seem like an easy and inexpensive mouse repellent, there are drawbacks to this method of mouse and rodent control.

  • Many people find that mothballs are an ineffective way to rid their home or farm of mice - they have never been proven effective enough to gain registration by the Federal EPA for such use. 
  • If you have small children or house pets, the mothballs can pose a danger to them. Children and pets are curious and they may think a small, white mothball looks like a candy or a toy.
  • If your mouse or rodent problem is in an outdoor area, the moth balls will dissolve in the rain or blow away with gusty winds.


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3) Cleanliness Around the Home, Sealing Cracks, and Storing Food

Tidying up around the home on a consistent schedule cannot be overlooked as a way to help keep mice away naturally. 

Mice are drawn towards messy homes with many places for them to hide and crumbs for them to eat. Cleaning your home often, and making sure you get to all of the nooks and crannys, will take away the comfort for the mouse. Storing all of your food, including pet food, in air-tight containers, and ensuring there is nothing left out on the counters for easy access is extremely important. It's also important to clean up crumbs quickly and thoroughly. 

Another way you can help get rid of rodents is by sealing off all the small openings and cracks in your home. If an opening is too big to seal, place steel wool in the hole as mice can't chew through it. 

The problem with this method

All of the items mentioned above should be done around your home, but the  issue with using this as your only plan to get rid of mice is that if you already have them they may not leave quickly. These tactics will certainly help prevent mice, but may take longer to actually fix an existing problem. 

4) Fresh Cab® Botanical Rodent Repellent is a Better Option

Fresh Cab rodent repellent combines ease of use with biodegradable ingredients for a safe and environmentally friendly way to rid any home or farm of mice. Fresh Cab comes in convenient pouches that you can put anywhere indoors.

For preventative use in non-infested areas, simply place one pouch for every 125 sq. feet, scent lasts up to 90 days. For use in currently infested areas, increase use to 1 pouch per 8 sq. feet of floor space and replace every 30 days.

How Fresh Cab Works to Repel Rodents

Fresh Cab is a pleasant-smelling mix of corn cob chips, herbal extracts, and plants. Customers rave about how good Fresh Cab smells. Rodents don’t like the smell and will leave the area to get away from it. This makes your job much easier. All you need to do is place the pouches where the mice are living and wait for Fresh Cab to work its magic. You won’t have any dead mice to dispose of, and there won’t be any foul odors from dead mice in walls or other hidden areas. Mice will leave to find a new home without the Fresh Cab scent, and the smell prevents other mice from moving in.

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Fresh Cab is Reliable at Getting Rid of Mice Naturally

Fresh Cab has a 90% repurchase rate. Our customers are so satisfied with the product that they don’t need anything else and continue to buy Fresh Cab. It has been tested at third party, independent facilities for unbiased results. The testing proves that Fresh Cab is an effective way to get rid of mice. It is registered with the Federal EPA.

Fresh Cab is Guaranteed

Fresh Cab is backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.You can read our Get Rid of Mice Guarantee here.

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