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Natural mice repellents are worth trying. No harm will come from them and maybe, just maybe, they will work for you. Concern over the misuse or overuse of chemicals in many industries, not just pest control, means we are always intrigued to learn if there is a natural alternative that is better for us, our children, our homes, our pets and our businesses.
This may encourage you to try out the latest trick or organic repellent that is reputed to be effective against mice or any other pest, and this is, of course, your prerogative. Just bear in mind a few things.
Now here comes the uncomfortable truth. Something you may not have taken into consideration when debating the use of a natural solution.
Risk #1: The more time wasted on attempting to get rid of mice with natural deterrents, the more time your mice have to breed and multiply. The risk of food and water contamination also increases over time through increased exposure. (A pair of mice can produce up to 2,000 offspring in a year!)
Risk #2: It isn’t enough just to have these natural repellents, you need to know where to place them to be the most effective. How? Well, this is where having a basic knowledge of mouse behavior comes in handy. If you know where mice tend to commonly hide inside homes and what attracts them out at night, you can better decide where to sprinkle your cayenne pepper or other natural ‘weapon’ of choice.
Even if you achieve success and the mice leave, how do you know they will not return again? How did they get in in the first place?
Risk #3: Even after you repel mice, you need to prevent them from getting into your home again. Part of a permanent solution – natural, professional or otherwise – must include the task of proofing your property against any further infestations.
Act quickly – no matter what solution you choose. This is the most important point to make. If you try natural repellents, bear in mind the 3 main risks highlighted above.
The best advice is to rely on a more powerful solution, which has proven results to get rid of mice. Quickly followed up by an activity to permanently block off or seal gaps rodents could use to gain access into your property. Remember, young mice can squeeze through holes the size of a pencil!
An alternative to natural repellents may be found in DIY products – these are often more powerful but again, cannot always guarantee removal. If you don’t want to take any chances, the simplest solution is to rely on a professional mouse control service. If you have concerns about a mouse infestation, get in touch with the experts at Ehrlich Pest Control today via our online form.
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