Mouse Repellent

How to keep mice away and prevent mice from coming into your house, home, car, or garage is the next topic up for discussion. Is there any effective mouse repellent available on the market today that will save you from the headaches and trouble of dealing with a mice problem tomorrow? Lucky for you the answer is yes.

An effective mouse deterrent is one that repels mice without significantly impacting to your day to day life. It should not require you to alter your way of life so much so that you forget the way it used to be in the good old days – before fighting mice became a way of life. Idealling a good mice repellent will work naturally and will not have overly harsh chemicals that burn through the affected area.

Keeping those ideals in mind, that is why I most recommend Shake Away Rodent Repellent. I don’t generally attach a highly recommend to any product, but this one satisfies all of our requirements and more. It is a granule based product that works by exploiting a rodent’s instinctive fear of its natural predators. The product is granulized fox and bobcat urine – the scent acts as a mouse deterrent as they believe their predators are nearby. Additionally it’s 100% organic and will not burn plants, trees, or bushes. Simply spread the product all around your house, or in your garden, or your barn, or around your shed, and consider your mice problem eliminated. It’s an effective way to get rid of mice naturally.

Another effective mouse repellent is to use one of the ultrasonic repellent devices available on the market. This is more for indoor use whereas the Shake Away described above is more effective for outdoor use. An ultrasonic repellent works by emitting a high frequency sound that proves to be extremely irritating to rodents, but cannot be heard by humans or common household pets like cats and dogs. Note that if you have a rodent pet (hamster, gerbil, etc…) do NOT use an electronic repellent device as this will cause extreme discomfort for your pet. When looking for an ultrasonic repellent, you want to find one that employs non-repetitive sound waves. That is, the sound emitted varies with time randomly so that the rodents are unable to become accustomed to the pitch. We don’t want them getting used to the sound and hanging around, so the variability is important. Also it would be nice to have a sound that mimics other mice, in particular the alpha male rodent. The alpha males are extremely territorial, so by emitting a high pitch simulated alpha male sound in addition to the non-repetitive sound, it’s a sort of one two punch to deter mice. One product to try is the Victor® Mini PestChaser® Ultrasonic Rodent Repellent. It exhibits the qualities I described.

Something to be cognizant of is that ultrasonic repellents have to be properly placed. If you put it behind furniture, it won’t work because the furniture will simply absorb the sound. Similarly, if you put it in a huge room, the sound diminishes in which case you should try and find a more powerful unit. Don’t expect to put an ultrasonic repellent in one room and expect your entire house to be rodent free. You need to place one or more ultrasonic repeller in EVERY room of your house to keep the rodents away. Also as with any anti-mice campaign, you should still deploy traps for a multi-pronged approach to get rid of mice. As a matter of fact, these ultrasonic repellents can be used to herd mice away from certain rooms and towards the rooms that have a bunch of mouse traps deployed. Keep these helpful tips in mind.

5 Responses

  1. Anonymous January 14, 2012 / 4:20 am

    Humane mouse traps can be ordered through PETA. They are inexpensive and work very well. Then the mouse can be released away from the house or at the park. Glue traps are extremely cruel and the mice sometimes chew off their feet in an attempt to get out. That is horrible for any living creature.

  2. Anonymous June 4, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    What do you recommend for keeping mice out of your car, especially the engine area? A mouse just did $900 worth of damage to my car’s air conditioning fan and related parts.

  3. Anonymous July 1, 2012 / 3:01 am

    I read that mice dont like mint and placing cottonballs soaked with pure pepppermint oil under the hood of vehicle should keep mice away.

  4. RL February 4, 2013 / 7:19 am

    Some mouse or other rodent chewed the fuel injector wires in my car and it short circuited the injector and Electronic Control Module. The tech repair bill was $500-600. The shop owner told me to pour chlorine bleach in the wheel wells and around the car tires to drive mice, rats away. I sprayed the tires, wheel wells and inside the engine compartment with bleach instead. It must me done regularly. I don’t care about being humane when they cost me $100s.

  5. Anonymous May 31, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    mothballs and mint oil both work very well.

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